Of late, we’re learning more about brain injury among youth players in rougher “collision” sports such as football. These young athletes are at greater risk than we knew and than many parents and coaches would find acceptable.
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U.S. Route 36 extends for more than 200 miles through the midsection of Colorado. In the center of the state, it’s better known as the Denver-Boulder Turnpike, providing scenic views of the Flatirons to the northwest and downtown Denver to the southeast.Given the potentially groundbreaking research underway at each end, a more appropriate moniker for the turnpike might be Head Trauma Highway.
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After riding horses for 37 years — much of it as a professional jockey — Frank Alvarado has seen his share of head injuries. “A few times I don’t remember anything,” he said with a heavy Panamanian accent. “The only thing I remember is when I wake up in the hospital and — what am I doing here? And they say, ‘You fell.’”
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How can you love a sport so filled with tragedy and heartbreak? How can you cheer when you know getting hit in in the head can cause so much harm?
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