Concussions: An Athlete’s Dilemma

Injuries are par for the course in sports. Athletes experience their fair share of muscle strains and tears, but perhaps the most severe injury is one that occurs to a vital organ: the brain. Concussions are a common injury in sports today. It’s rare that you will meet an athlete who hasn’t experienced a concussion…
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The Science And Reality Behind Concussions

Today, we hear about different famous athletes getting concussions all of the time. Or even friends who have taken a rough fall. To receive a concussion in today’s society is almost normal since most people have received at least one. So what are the implications of getting a concussion? Will one mild traumatic brain injury…
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How To Deal With A Concussion: Possible Treatments And Solutions

If you ask an athlete if they know someone who has gotten a concussion, the answer is likely to be a resounding “yes.” Ask them if they know more than one person who has received a concussion, and the answer is probably “yes” as well. In fact, the athlete you are talking to might have…
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Use Your Head Wisely: Sports And Concussions

With the news of Aaron Hernandez’s post-mortem brain autopsy being recently released, the sports community and general public are starting to wonder if the hard-hits of football and other sports are causing longer-term damage than we once believed. Researchers at Boston University found evidence of serious chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the worst that they had…
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The Invisible Injury

Every sport has common injuries. Gymnastics has wrist and back problems , football had ACL  tears, basketballs has sprained ankles. Of course those injuries overlap into other sports, but another injury that they all have in common, along with many other sports, are concussions. Concussions are tricky because unlike a broken arm, you can’t see…
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