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  • Sports-Related Concussions

    An extensive report about sports-related concussions in young people, released last week by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, made recommendations that included bolstering research, collecting data, examining injury protocols and educating the public. But the report identified one particularly stubborn challenge: the “culture of resistance” among high school and college athletes, who may be inclined to shrug off the invisible injuries and return immediately to the field. “There is still a culture among athletes,” the report said, “that resists both the self-reporting of concussions and compliance with appropriate concussion management plans.” Dr. Frederick P. Rivara, a pediatrician at the University of Washington’s…

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  • Sports-Related Concussions In Youth Sports

    In the last decade the amount of concussions in youth sports has risen, but there is a lack of data regarding the rate of youth concussions. Even though there are many campaigns informing people about sport-related concussions, Athletes, coaches, physicians, and parents of young athletes are still confused in many fields. In order to help find actions that can benefit the understanding of the effects and causes of concussions, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council collected…

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  • Sports Related Concussions

    The Centers for Disease control estimates more than 300,000 sports-related concussions occur each year in the United States. A concussion is a brain injury characterized by an onset of impairment of cognitive and/or physical functioning. Even though concussions are considered "invisible injuries", they are still very serious head injuries that can have long lasting affects even 30 years later. Athletes shouldn't be able to participate in any physical activity until they are evaluated and signed…

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  • Sport-Related Concussions

    of effects of sport-related concussion over the years for athletes. The study was approved by the University Review Board. The research was performed with a total of 120 participants of each division of College athletics. The study was carried out on groups with about 45 concussed symptomatic athletes, 45 concussed asymptomatic athletes and 45 non-concussed control athletes. The group is divided into the groups for test and monitoring. The need of the variety of participants is due to…

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  • Sports Related Concussions Essay

    Brain injuries, especially concussions are becoming more related, not only in professional sports but youth as well. Concussions are a popular injury in more than just football, sports like hockey, baseball, and soccer are becoming more prone to concussions as well. In the article, Sports-Related concussions and traumatic brain injuries: Research roundup, the article talks about how frequent concussions and the lasting effects they are having. According to the Centers for Disease Control and…

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  • The Dangers Of Sport-Related Concussions

    recreational and sport-related concussions each year in the U.S. and the number of people being treated for these injuries has increased greatly in recent years. A concussion is a type of brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body. This is also called a TBI, traumatic brain injury. There are multiple sports that are at high risk for concussions, which lead to major, minor, and physical effects of the brain, but there are also preventions and protections…

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  • Sport Related Concussions Essay

    12 8 January, 2016 Concussions Every year it happens again and again. People ranging from the age of 10 up to adults over 30 years old put on a pair of pads and a helmet to go play football. Continually hitting each other increases the chance of a concussion. Concussions occur when the person gets hit in the head which causes a jarring of the brain against the skull. Your brain is a soft organ that is surrounded by spinal fluid and protected by your hard skull. Normally, the fluid…

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  • The Importance Of Sport-Related Concussions In Soccer

    Soccer is a game played by two teams of eleven, with a soccer ball that may not be touched with arms or hands. The object of the game is to score goals by kicking, or heading, the ball into the other team's goal. Heading the ball is a common way to stop or redirect an airborne ball. It is a common conception that heading the ball is the primary source of head injuries in the game of soccer. The concern has led more than eight states to ban heading for players under the age of eleven. But…

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  • Sports-Related Concussions Essay

    This is a review of the article titled Sex Differences in Concussion Symptoms of High School Athletes. The purpose of this study was to determine possible differences in concussion symptoms between genders of high school athletes. In the United States, more than 1.6 million sports-related concussions occur every year. Averages of 21% of these happen to high school athletes (Frommer et al., 2011). More males have participated in sports than females over the years. In 2008, 3.01 million (or…

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  • Competitive Sports Bad For Kids

    competitive sports are bad for kids, but others think that competitive sports are beneficial for kids. Those people may think that those sports make kids healthier. (Better Health, N.d. ) But, I strongly support that competitive sports are bad for kids. I think that competitive sports are bad for kids because the injuries that come from those sports can lead to long-term effects. Also, competitive sports put a lot of pressure on kids. That pressure can lead to stress and health problems.…

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