About 1,000 concussions were sustained by Hawaii High School athletes every year for the last decade.That’s according to the University of Hawaii, who’s Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences department is launching a massive research study into high school football head impacts called the Hawaii Concussion Awareness & Management Program.
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Former tackle football players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head hits, doubled their risk of developing the worst forms of the disease for each 5.3 years they played, according to a new study.
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The combination of MRI and blood biomarker analysis revealed damage to the blood-brain barrier of high-contact sports athletes in a new study published online in the Journal of Neurotrauma. Together, the tests may be able to detect mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that often go undiagnosed using standard methods.
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A Texas A&M baseball player opened up to KVUE about several concussions he’s had throughout his life and how new information has helped him better recover from them.
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