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Weighing in on Michigan Situation

If you follow college football or listen to sports radio there is a good chance that you have been exposed to the story of Michigan quarterback, Shane Morris, and the apparent failure to keep him from the field after sustaining a head injury.  The official story from the University is that it was a communication […]

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NCAVA: Building Positive Athlete Role Models and Reducing Violence

By the time college athletes arrive to campus, many have already been personally exposed to incidents of violence. Whether against women – through a teammate, friend or family member, most victims were never taught to understand, process or prevent situations from happening. The full impact of violent encounters is often extreme for victims and can […]

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Getting back to where you were

Huh? That seems counterproductive. I’ve always understood life and time as concepts that move forward, but commonly, after a very difficult injury that changes the way one sees and interacts with the world and society, people say that instead of moving forward, one should ‘get back to the way you were’. Granted, I thought this […]

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The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics Issue Worth Bookmarking

Twitter is such a wonderful thing!  You can get so much information is such a short time; sure there is a ton of unsolicited information that one may have to weed through, but the benefits outweigh the bad – at least for us here at The Concussion Blog. Such an instance was getting a tweet […]

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Terry Ott: Canadian Concussion Law Suit Begins Its Slow Crawl To Resolution

In July this blog broke the news that Canada was facing its first law suit based on concussions in their professional football league.  Since that time there has been plenty of information, misinformation and general commentary about this issue in Canada.  The fact remains that this is a long way from getting settled, if you […]

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Players Against Concussions (PAC) Foundation Begins

I received an email and press release about a new foundation for awareness on concussions.  PAC was conceived by Jim McMahon (NFL) and Jeremy Roenick (NHL). PAC’s mission is to become a global leader in concussive education, research and treatment. They have many athletes on board to support this mission as you can see from the invite […]

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Spygate Scandal: The Story that the NFL Doesn’t Want to Tell

The NFL has long been the number one spectator sport in the United States. Huge stadiums are always filled with adoring and passionate fans. A marketing machine that is second to none keeps on going despite the number of skeletons found in their closets. Bill Belichick appears to have led the New England Patriots as […]

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2014 NFL Concussion Report: Week 1

The Concussion Blog Original, NFL Concussion Report, is a weekly compiling of the reported head injuries in the National Football League.  Concussions are added to the list each week from multiple sources to give you the reader a picture of what is happening on the field.  Each week we will bring you the information along […]

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From Children to the Pros: The Everchanging World of Concussions

The word “concussion” strikes fear in some athletes. Where contact is inevitable, parents may not be as eager to enroll their children in a sport that may cause lifelong injury. Young athletes have always looked to the pros for a role model. Idolized by young impressionable minds, children in sport have always emulated elite athletes. […]

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What Is The Cost For Care?

The fine people over at InjureFree have a wonderful blog post about the cost for care as it relates to athletic trainers.  This is an ABSOLUTE MUST READ for those interested in athletic training at the high school level.  Rather than re-post the entire article I will present you with their infographic and give some […]

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