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Are Young People Aware of the Risks of Contact Sports?

Many parents say “no”. An Eric Hamber Secondary School Griffins football player suffered a concussion that left him out of the classroom for a school year. With little knowledge of concussions, his teammates were left deciding whether or not they wanted to continue playing. “The reality of it is, is it 100 per cent safe?…
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Chicago Bears QB Suffering from Depression, Dementia

Another sad outcome for an NFL great. Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon revealed to the media this week that he has been struggling with dementia and depression. He believes his issues were caused by the beating endured while playing football. McMahon said he would stay in his room and lie in the dark because…
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8 Reasons Why Kids Should Play Contact Sports

Should you enroll your kids in contact sports? It’s a question more and more parents are struggling to answer. Not surprising, given the vast body of research highlighting the dangers of concussions and head injuries in youth sports. While our national hockey teams have proven their dominance at the international level, recent surveys have found…
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