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    Concussions

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    Concussions Concussions, when you hear this word you start to think of your brain and some sort of physical activity. Concussions if not taken seriously can be fatal. CTE stands for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. “CTE is a progressive brain disease believed to be caused by repetitive trauma to the brain” (“Boogaard” 2). CTE was first called “punch-drunk” and it was founded in boxing. It is important to know that concussions are the highest occurring injury in all of sports. “The CDC estimates reveal that 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions occur each year”(“Mayo Clinic” 1). Despite all of the safety efforts to eliminate them, concussions are still probable to occur among athletes. Guidelines have been developed to reduce the risk…

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    Concussions in the World of Sports Maxx Hotton Wake Forest University Head trauma and concussions, the media talks about, physicians talk about it, coaches talk about it, and players can hear enough about it, but what really is a concussion? This is a topic that billions of dollars are being spent on research, and the National Football League just gave out a $765 million settlement concerning former and current NFL players with repercussions from previous head trauma. This is clearly an…

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    other form of brain trauma brought on by concussions, or…

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    The NFL claims to be having progress with concussions but on opening day, linebacker Stewart Bradley of the Philadelphia Eagles was hit hard in the head, his legs turned to jelly and he collapsed. A few minutes later, he was sent back into the game. That’s not progress. Some risk factors of concussions are playing high risk sports like football, lacrosse, hockey etc., having a concussion before hand, and being a soldier in combat. Concussions are temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to…

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    Speech On Concussions

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    What is a real concussion? A jolt or bump to the head or body could trigger a concussion. If you get a concussion it will ruin the rest of your life. Some sports keep secrets about concussion and don’t address them at all. Famous sports players like Troy Aikmen have retired because of concussion. Some players sue the NFL for not addressing concussions the right way. The reports of the effects of concussions are more and more in the news today over 47.1% of the people that play sports get…

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    Essay On Concussions

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    Concussion injury rates are growing rapidly, and no one seems to know how to stop the growth. Most athletes that participate in contact sports are bound to get at least one concussion in their career. A concussion is caused by a sudden blow or jolt to the head or body, a fall, or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull ("Concussion: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention"). Despite the fact that concussions usually do not show visible signs of traumatic…

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    Concussion In Sports

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    number of concussions has been increasing each year. This alarming trend reached an all-time high of 281 cases in 2017; the highest ever reported(Huddleston, The Football Industrial)-. As a result of the increase in concussions, the NFL changed its concussion protocol in order to better catch concussions earlier. The NFL’s old and ineffective rules led to a severe increase in concussions, as a result…

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    Concussions In Sports

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    Certain players in the national football league (NFL) are more susceptible to being recipients of concussions more so than other players. One study was compiled of a research analysis that was broken up into two parts over a twelve-year span. Data from the first six years of the analysis was compared to the final six years of the analysis. The study compared all concussed NFL players by the player’s position, number of plays player was involved in, and what kind of play was being ran. According…

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    Concussions Effect

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    When many people receive a concussion they have no idea how damaging it is to their present and future lives. Between 1.6 and 3.8 million concussions in sports are reported per year, but definitely more since concussions are often never reported. A concussion is when a blow is taken to the head causing unconsciousness, amnesia, and possibly Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the long term. CTE is acquired by repetitive brain traumas and it slowly eats away at your brain. It changes…

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    Throughout the last couple of years, the public awareness for concussions has skyrocketed. Specifically, a concussion is a traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain hits against the skull causing a change in mental status or behavior. Even with growing awareness, many do not fully understand all aspects of this serious injury. The public should know ways to prevent concussions, recognize signs if one does occur, know the treatment methods, and have an idea of when athletes can return to…

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