High school football participation is down. Research that shows the sport leads to higher concussion and lower mental functioning is to blame.
chronic traumatic encephalopathy
Repeated head impacts can lead to long-term consequences; do what you can at all levels in all sports to minimize these repeated hits.
Even after athletes are cleared to return to play following a concussion, the brain still might not have fully recovered, new research suggests.
Football teams from 2 high schools near Peoria, IL, will raise funds this weekend for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Learning about the brain after traumatic brain injury can help with the long-term recovery process; how the training works is a mystery.
A traumatic brain injury could alter master genes and increase your risk of developing certain brain diseases, like ADHD, Alzheimer’s, and autism.
Do soccer players suffer from brain trauma at higher rates than the general population? Maybe, suggests a new study of their brains in London.
Research out of Johns Hopkins shows, people who play football or other sports and suffer head trauma are at increased risk of neurodegenerative disease.
Students who may have suffered a concussion during sports should not return to play until they have healed. Despite medical warnings, that doesn’t always happen.
More IL students were diagnosed with concussions last year than in 2010, reflecting an increased awareness of concussion in youth sports.