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Football players trade brain damage for scholarships

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Many kids continue to play football in hopes of getting a college scholarship, despite well-documented brain injuries that often result.

Md. moves to keep young kids safe from football

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A bill has been filed in the Md. Gen. Assembly that would restrict where students younger than high school can play football.

Was E. St. Louis football negligent about brain injury?

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Former football player at E. St. Louis HS: coach & district were negligent in 2008, causing him to suffer permanent brain damage.

Football participation down in Chicago suburbs

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High school football participation is down. Research that shows the sport leads to higher concussion and lower mental functioning is to blame.

Bad idea: Playing football before age 12

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Repeated head impacts can lead to long-term consequences; do what you can at all levels in all sports to minimize these repeated hits.

Concussion recovery longer in brain than clinically

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Even after athletes are cleared to return to play following a concussion, the brain still might not have fully recovered, new research suggests.

Continued brain training can help concussion victims

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Learning about the brain after traumatic brain injury can help with the long-term recovery process; how the training works is a mystery.

Likely to get a concussion: female soccer players

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Girls are more likely than boys to suffer a traumatic brain injury from playing sports, according to another study out of Northwestern Univ.

Head injury can lead to genetic changes in brain

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A traumatic brain injury could alter master genes and increase your risk of developing certain brain diseases, like ADHD, Alzheimer's, and autism.

Women more likely to suffer sports concussion

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For unknown reasons, women are more likely to suffer sport-related concussions than men, new research from the American Academy of Neurology finds.