Even innovative-sounding equipment cannot stop concussions in contact sports. Unfortunately, we may not know if long-term brain damage can actually be limited by new technologies until it is too late.
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With millions of Americans having suffered concussions, so-called brain rehabilitation clinics are gaining prominence, offering intensive, week-long treatment to help victims return to cognitive normalcy. But these treatments are unproven, and claims of success have not been verified or peer-reviewed.
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In the film, actor Will Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, who elucidated the cause of early dementia, depression and death among a group of former NFL players: repetitive head trauma from football, known as CTE, and the opposition he had to overcome to publicize it.
Dr. Bennet Omalu, a leading authority on concussion research, wrote in a recent op-ed in the New York Times that children should be banned from playing football, and other "high-impact contact sports," until they are educated enough to decide for themselves. But we wonder whether his proposal will actually protect kids, since they need more activity, not less.
Football is an extremely popular sport in the United States. The number of boys playing football in the US is greater than the combined number of boys playing the second and third most popular sports, according to the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS). Approximately 3 million youth athletes play
Concussions are a major and growing concern among athletes, especially among children and adolescents. According to the CDC, about 65 percent of concussion
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Concussions are a major concern among athletes and it is imperative that individuals receive appropriate medical attention in the event of a