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Former Players Appeal NFL’s $1 Billion Concussion Plan

By Timothy Bussey on January 26, 2016

Traumatic Brain Injury DementiaAs 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. Read the rest »

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Former Players Appeal NFL’s $1 Billion Concussion Plan

By Timothy Bussey on December 7, 2015

TBIAs 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. Read the rest »

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Study Finds Girls’ Symptoms After Concussion May Differ From Boys

By Timothy Bussey on December 8, 2014

Sports InjuriesA 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. Read the rest »

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