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  • Concussions

    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: The Importance Of Concussions In Football

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

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  • Concussions And Concussions In The World Of Sports

    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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  • Speech On Concussions

    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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  • Concussions Effect

    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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  • The Importance Of Concussions

    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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  • The Concussion Protocol

    The Concussion protocol Unlike a broken ankle or other injuries you can feel with your hand, or see on an X-ray, a concussion is a disruption of how the brain works. – USA football & CDC. Football is the number one sport in causes of concussions for teenage athletes in The United States and the safety of our athletes should be our number one priority, but some organizations focus more on the wins than their player’s health. Because of these reasons and others I will divulge on, I feel that the…

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  • Concussion Speech

    Concussion Last year when the other football players celebrating the Super Bowl 50, former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler have been suffering from brain disease. Thought to be a caused by repeated blow to head. This disease led to his death just last year. He was just 69 years of age. The disease is concussion, it took many lives of football players as well as other athletes. There is a lots of kinds about concussion but now let's just talk about the symptoms, causes and treatment or…

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  • Concussions In The NFL

    and family and watch their modern day gladiator fight known as football. For years people have enjoyed the carnage that the NFL has to offer. Viewers watch as two teams go at it on the field, and every now and then a player is carted off because of an injury. No one seems to take into consideration the seriousness of these injuries. Some of these injuries could take them out a week, a month, or even a year. Some injuries affect players for the rest of their lives; such as, concussions.…

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  • NFL Concussions

    Sports today, have many controversial topics that are introduced and discussed heavily. In the NFL (National Football League), concussions are a crucial topic to be discussed. A concussion is an injury caused by an impact to the head, or a violent shaking of the head and body. Doug Baldwin, wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks took a big hit during one of his games. He was then screened for a concussion and Baldwin claimed that he could have easily cheat the protocol if he wanted to, but…

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