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What happens to your brain during a concussion?

Over the last few decades, scientists have gained a much better understanding of what happens to your brain during a concussion. It’s allowed them to understand better the devastating effects that a traumatic brain injury can have, and how to treat them properly. Unfortunately, the general public does not understand how nasty a concussion can

Custom fit helmets – can they help protect against concussions?

It appears that high-contact sports such as hockey and football are becoming much more violent. Although both sports have made efforts to remove unnecessary hits from the game, concussions are inevitable when athletes are as strong and fast as they are today. The only reasonable solution is to improve the safety equipment the players use

Concussion and baseball – how common is it?

Much of the conversation about concussions has been focused on football. The violence of the game, coupled with recent studies that have shown how prevalent chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is in retired players, has brought a lot of attention to the sport. But concussions are a problem in all sports, including baseball. The number of

Concussion prevention in youth sports

Students and sports tend to go hand in hand. Children learn to work together in an organized environment, and activities prevent them from remaining planted in front of the television all day. Due to their full-contact nature, some games are more dangerous than others. However, injuries can occur in any sport, and parents must always