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  • Concussions And Concussions In Sports

    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 And Concussions In Sports

    Concussion We have seen it in sports from time to time, the graphic images of head contact that makes one cringe in competitive games and recreational games. Urban dictionary states that a “concussion is a temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. The term is also used loosely as "the after effects such as confusion of a temporary capacity”. In the movie Head Games directed by Steve James, the documentary follows football players and hockey players. The former professional…

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  • Major Issues In Concussions And Concussions In The NFL

    Concussions in The National Football League The NFL has a major issue at hand, that is concussions and the lifelong effects they have had on players in all levels of the game, this is not the first time the league has found its self in this situation and it must once again ‘’adapt’’ in order to get through this dark period. In recent years the National Football League (NFL) has been in hot water after concussions, a traumatic brain injury, has surfaced as a result of the growth in medical…

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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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  • Concussions: The Dangers Of Concussions In Sports

    Approximately 1.7 million concussions relating to sports occur each year in the United States, which affect hundreds of thousands of people. (“Discusses the Dangers of Concussions”). In professional football and boxing, almost all players receive some sort of head injury, whether it is a concussion or a minor impact injury. The long term effects are devastating for the former players that had concussions. Concussions cause long term effects emotionally and physically usually by disease. Not only…

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  • Concussions: Causes And Dangers Of Concussions In Football

    Concussions in football is something that students and parents don’t take serious. Many players face challenges with football and head injuries daily. Between the doctors saying no the student shouldn’t play and the coaches wanting them to play, leads to ethical issues on the field. A concussion is a forceful blow to the head. Even though there may be no obvious symptoms, it is advised to get early medical attention to see if there is any damage to the brain or skull (Jones & Wilson, 2010,…

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  • Concussions: Causes And Dangers Of Concussions In Sports

    Concussions in Sports Concussions hurt. A concussion is the result of a traumatic impact on the brain that is suffered when the brain bounces off the cranium. Most concussions are sustained from contact sports. In todays medical world topics that are becoming a more talked about issue are concussions in sports, second impact syndrome, and how to prevent them. More recently the issues of concussions are becoming more prominent in the sports world, “estimates of 1.6 to 3.8 million such injuries…

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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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  • 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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  • The Importance Of Concussions

    League’s focus on their concussion protocol. The National Football League now operates on a new concussion protocol that was advised by doctors around the world. One change that has been made is that there is an independent neurologist that sits up in the booth (Pennington). Once the neurologist spots a concussion they immediately contact the team’s doctors, and then that players is taken out of the game, and then has to through the National Football League’s concussion tests (Pennington). This…

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