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Helping Kids Recover from Sports Concussions

You’re in the stands cheering on your kid as he or she is playing their favourite sport, when suddenly, they take a hard hit to the head. You panic, rush to the sidelines, and make sure they are alright. Checking for signs of a possible concussion, you and the coach agree to remove your child…
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UBC Football Rethinks Concussions

A repeat Vanier Cup win is definitely in their sights, but the UBC Thunderbirds have another ambitious goal for the upcoming football season – reduce the number of team concussions. It’s no secret that football is a high-impact sport and concussions are all too common. Too many players at all levels of the sport have…
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Youth Sport Concussions Up

Sport does a lot for our kids. It keeps them active and teaches them teamwork and fair play. Unfortunately, it’s also sending more of them to the emergency room with sport-related concussions. Back in June, Ontario introduced Rowan’s Law to protect kids. The timing couldn’t better. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) just released…
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New Look Inside the Concussed Brain

Concussions are an all too common injury. Well known people ranging from Eric Lindros to Hillary Clinton have suffered them – so have hundreds of thousands of Canadians. Still, little is known about the long-term health effects of a concussion. A team of researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin wanted to learn more about…
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Zero1 Helmet Reduces Concussions

A great fitting football helmet is crucial to safety on the field according to VICIS, a Seattle-based company. The company's neurosurgeons and engineers designed a football helmet that lessens linear and rotational forces. Dubbed the Zero1, the new helmet utilizes four layers which work together to mitigate brain impact. The Lode Shell Layer absorbs impact…
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Parents Sue Youth Football League for Son’s Death

Joseph Chernach, committed suicide in 2012 at the age of 25 as a result of depression caused by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).  He played organized tackle football in a Wisconsin-Michigan Pop Warner football league from 1997 to 2000. Debra Pyka, Joseph’s mother, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Pop Warner, the largest youth football…
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Brain Damage in High School Football

TIME continues to discuss the tragic risks of American Football in their latest issue. A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC says high school football players display notable brain changes, even in the absence of a concussion. The study monitored 24 high school football players between the ages of 16…
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TIME Highlights the Tragic Risks of Football

The latest cover of TIME features a young football player with the words “He died playing this game. Is football worth it?” The boy on the cover is Chad Stover; he passed away after suffering from a traumatic brain injury. He was an active sixteen year-old from Tipton, Missouri who played football for the Tipton Cardinals…
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