A recent study of young, deceased athletes exposed to repeated head trauma revealed that 41% suffered severe Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), leading to their death or severe neuropsychological damage. If serious sports injuries are so prevalent, why aren’t we banning the ball?
The famous singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, as per his manager Robert B. Kory’s statement, “died during his sleep following a fall in the middle of the night on November 7th." Ironically, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released their estimates of the top 5 causes of preventable deaths.
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
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There has been a lot of talk in sports news today about whether Michael Vick, the latest quarterback for the New York Jets, should have been allowed to return to Sunday s game against the Chiefs shortly after being helped off with a head injury. Although he apparently passed concussion tests, he said after the game that he felt dizzy a concussion symptom. Yet he still passed the tests.
Concussions are a major and growing concern among athletes, and have garnered much media attention recently. Two examples include the long-term effects of concussions and new helmets intended to quantify cumulative impacts to the head. However, concussions among children and adolescents have not been as
Sustaining a concussion as a hockey player is not very unusual. According to a study published in the Journal of Athletic Training, about 300,000 high school and college athletes experience concussions
Concussions have garnered much attention in the sports world recently following news about early dementia and other neurological problems after repeated head injuries. Head trauma from sports ranging from professional boxing to high school football and skateboarding are seen as potentially leading to later deficits and the impact need not necessarily be intense nor lead to loss of consciousness to do serious damage.