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Complex Concussion Problem Solved by Simple Test

If you could conduct a simple, 60-second test to immediately determine whether your athlete suffered a concussion, would you do it? Hall of Fame cornerback...

A football helmet design that listens to physics

A shock-absorbing football helmet system being developed at the University of Michigan could blunt some dangerous physics that today's head protection ignores.                                 The engineering researchers...

Did Coaches Encourage the Wray Brothers to Hide Injuries?

Max and Jake Wray play offensive tackle for Franklin (Tenn.) High School, or at least they used to do so. The two were suspended...

King-Devick and Dave Duerson Foundation Team Up to Help Young Athletes

The Sport Digest has run stories in the past about the King-Devick test that provides a quick tool to help diagnose probable concussions right...

Armour: Why Parents Shouldn’t Clear Kids from Concussions

There are times Mom and Dad really don’t know what’s best. Like, say, when it’s safe for their child to return to play after a...

Concussion Research Can’t Be Ignored

Ann McKee is a neruopatholigist and a leading brain concussion researcher.  When asked how she’d advise her 19-year-old son if he was offered a...

Not a Good Week for Football

Another football brain injury study came out this week which should give parents cause to worry about sending their children under the age of...

New Study on Brain Trauma in Athletes and Military Veterans Published in Scientific Journal

A study done by investigators at the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System,...

The King-Devick Test: The Missing Link to Practical Management of Concussions

One of the most discussed and controversial issues occurring in the sport today is that of concussions and its head-banging blow to young athletes...

Ravens Lineman Retires to Pursue MIT Doctorate after CTE Study Released

Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel retired this week from the NFL after just three years in the league. Urschel, 26, will pursue full...

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