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Using Neuroscience To Explain A Linebacker’s Subtle Brain Injury

In a well-done story, Discover Magazine describes in clear, concise detail the consequences of  our brains getting repeatedly banged around. The article is headlined “The Brain: What Happens To A Linebackers Neurons?” http://discovermagazine.com/2010/jul-aug/18-brain-what-happens-to-a-linebackers-neurons The piece opens by describing the new battery…

University of Kentucky’s Lentz Gives Up Football Career Because of Concussions

Maybe the danger of Traumatic Brain Injury is finally sinking in with student athletes. On Wednesday it was announced that University of Kentucky safety Matt Lentz is abandoning his football career because of concussions. http://www.wkyt.com/wymtsports/headlines/89627587.html The news was announced by…

New NFL Rules to Prevent Concussion

During their meeting in Orlando this week, and following much embarrassing publicity last year, National Football League officials made some key changes in their safety rules. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/03/25/sports/AP-FBN-NFL-Meetings.html?_r=1 Some of the rules passed Wednesday are aimed at protecting “defenseless” players, as…

Idaho Concussion Bill Held Up Over Liability Concerns

Idaho is considering legislation to set tough guidelines on student athlete concussions, but the bill has been stalled because of fears of liability issues. http://www.idahoreporter.com/2010/plan-to-get-tough-on-concussions-stalls-in-committee-over-legal-concerns/ Idaho’s proposed law, like the one pioneered by Washington state, would require that athletes get…

Missouri May Pass Student Concussion Law

Missouri is the latest state to be weighing legislation that would keep young athletes off the field if they appear to have sustained a concussion. http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/lifestyle/stories.nsf/healthfitness/story/EB4F233FBE11B772862576E9006F382D?OpenDocument The proposed law mandates that athletes can only return to play after they are…