Head injuries can lead to serious, long-term problems for young athletes. The awareness and precautions are amplified for head and brain injuries, especially in sports. According to physiotherapist Sam Dalk with Active Physio Works in Fort Saskatchewan, athletes may be returning to practices and games too soon after suffering a concussive blow.
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Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they’re alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels of an abnormal protein tied to the disease in a study of former National Football League players who were having mood and thinking problems.
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Darrell Taylor feels like a superhuman on the practice field.Specifically, the Tennessee linebacker thinks he looks like the Juggernaut comic-book character while wearing the Guardian soft-shell helmet cover the Vols are using in practice this spring for players at certain positions.
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Tom and Pattiann Berton know all too well how long and slow the recovery from a concussion can be – and the emotional and financial toll it can take on families.
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