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Should athletes continue to play after a concussion?

Why athletes should not continue to play after a concussion

The majority of athletes continue to play after a concussion because they do not tell their trainers how they feel. Kay 2014, found that more than half of concussions sustained during athletic competition are never reported. Furthermore, trainers and coaches do not know the signs and symptoms of a concussion.   One study found that high … Continue reading Why athletes should not continue to play after a concussion

Concussion Movie Review

Concussion Movie Review

The Concussion movie follows the tragic story of a forensic neuropathologist from Nigeria (played by Will Smith) who discovers brain damage in deceased NFL legend, Mike Webster. When Dr. Omalu publishes his findings he receives personal and professional condemnation from colleagues and the NFL. It is not until Dr. Omalu enlists the help of Dr. Julian Bailes … Continue reading Concussion Movie Review

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and Concussion The Movie

  Preface to the science behind chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).  Prior to writing this article, I spoke extensively with family and friends about the subject matter (concussion movie & chronic traumatic encephalopathy) and it became apparent that I only created more questions in my failed attempt to educate them. The question I heard the most was how … Continue reading Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and Concussion The Movie