Sports and recreational activities are a wonderful way to stay in shape, meet new people, and enjoy the great outdoors. Participating in organized leagues, river rafting, and snowboard rentals are just some of your sporting options in the beautiful state of Colorado.
With strenuous activity comes the risk of injury. Businesses and organizations that provide sports and recreation opportunities typically compel their clients to fill out a liability waiver when you sign up for their services. This is a common method used by businesses to get people to relinquish their right to a personal injury lawsuit if they are injured.
As we march toward the Super Bowl, there’s no shortage of talk about the effect of concussions in contact sports like football, hockey, and boxing. There is a large and growing list of former National Football League players who’ve been diagnosed with concussion-related brain diseases. The recent suicides of Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau and All-Pro safety Dave Duerson have been linked to the frequent concussions they suffered during their careers.
As football season inches toward the playoffs, there’s no shortage of talk about the effect of concussions on the sport. There is a large and growing list of former NFL players who have been diagnosed with concussion-related brain diseases. The recent suicides of Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau and safety Dave Duerson have been linked to the frequent concussions they suffered during their careers.
A study of over 9,000 teenage concussion patients published in the journal PLOS ONE recently suggests that, after a concussion, girls may struggle with symptoms that are different from boys’ symptoms – but no less debilitating.
The study surveyed 9,288 students in grades 7 through 12 who had suffered brain injuries, usually while participating in sports. The results showed that girls were more likely to report lingering problems like anxiety and depression, thoughts of suicide, becoming the targets of bullying, and turning to cigarettes or other substances to deal with their symptoms. Meanwhile, boys were more likely to report “acting out” at school and other events, bullying others, and letting their grades drop.