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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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