Football season may have ended Sunday but concussion season did not. Other sports and recreational activities continue and, with them, hits to the head.
It didn't take long — hours in fact — for members of the media to start pointing the finger at concussion in the wake of the murder-suicide perpetrated by Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. In the same breath, memories of the tragedies involving Junior Seau and Dave Duerson were dredged back up.
Concussion care discussed
With the high school football playoffs underway, the season is over or about to be for most teams on both sides of the state line.
Back-to-school physicals involve more than a doctor listening to deep breaths and shining lights into eyes to check for pupil reactions.
A new piece of state legislation hopes to put behind the days of writing off blows to the head as a normal part of student sports.
On Thursday, 80-plus lawsuits filed by more than 2,000 ex-players against the National Football League were consolidated into one action in Philadelphia federal court. With that news, the unrelenting assault on football continued.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board will consider a policy regarding student athletes and concussions.
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NEW YORK | Blindside hits to the head are down in the NHL, yet concussions are up. Now general managers have to decide if more rules are needed to make pro hockey safer.
When athletes take a hit, they may be used to hearing "Do you know where you are?" or "How many fingers am I holding up?" to determine if they might have a concussion. But a new test takes only a minute and uses flash cards to widely evaluate damage across the brain.
Most days, Biju Thomas is busy cooking up race-day meals for some of the world's best cyclists. In the middle of looking up healthy ingredients, the professional chef came up with a recipe for safer rides.
CHICAGO | In the moments after Lee Toulon blacked out during a football game, he knew something was wrong. After coming to, he staggered over to the sideline. He had just suffered his third concussion.
Helmets may not be fully protecting student athletes from concussions since differences between adult and adolescent brains are not taken into account when regulating helmet standards, according to a national expert.
The Chicago City Council on Thursday approved a new concussion measure for student-athletes at both private and public schools in the City of Chicago.
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