Doctor looking at brain scans

Researchers examining the brain tissue of deceased National Football League (NFL) players have linked abnormal levels of a specific brain protein to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE was first discovered in the brain tissue of deceased NFL players 15 years ago. CTE is a degenerative brain disease—a type of traumatic brain injury commonly associated with…

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Football helmet, football, and plastic model of brain

A Georgia football player died of head injuries two days after losing consciousness during a game. An article on the death of 16-year-old linebacker Dylan Thomas of Pike County High School appears here. A Tragic Loss At first, Dylan Thomas’s teammates thought their friend had suffered a leg injury. Leaving the game after an injury…

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Rugby players on field during a match

As we enter into the beginning of a new sports season it is critical to keep in mind the risks associated with many elementary and high school sports. According to the American Academy of Neurology, football, rugby, and soccer pose the greatest risk of concussion to athletes. A concussion is a form of a traumatic brain…

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Soccer Players playing a game

With the arrival of fall right around the corner, sports season is officially here! We love cheering on our teams alongside parents, students, and faculty, but are reminded of the potential risks student-athletes face every day. Research shows that Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are the leading cause of sports-related deaths. A concussion can cause short…

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March 2017 is Traumatic Brain injury Awareness Month graphic

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, contributing to approximately 30% of all injury deaths. Whether one suffers from a brain injury due to a workplace accident, car crash, fall, sports-related injury or any situation, the consequences can be devastating and life-altering. March is…

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A breakthrough in the diagnosis, simulation, and treatment of concussions has been made through the development of virtual reality (VR) headsets. Multiple VR headset devices have been introduced in the medical field to develop a deeper understanding of concussions and diagnose head injuries more efficiently and precisely. This technology could immensely help in diagnosing head…

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Across America, head concussions are a growing problem. These injuries can have a damaging, life-threatening impact on patients. Many people do not know how to identify a concussion. Common concussion symptoms can include: Headaches Nausea or vomiting Blurry or double vision Loss of consciousness Sometimes a victim will describe “just not feeling right” after a…

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