Concussions

Home » Blog » Concussions

Science makes progress with live CTE diagnosis

Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person identified with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The discovery was first made in 2012 on Fred McNeill who played football for 22 years, 12 in the NFL, as a linebacker.  Years after Fred retired from football, CTE symptoms started [...]

By | 2017-12-03T18:11:43+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Concussions, CTE|0 Comments

Robotic Tackling Dummies Make Football Practice Safer

The MVP, or Mobile Virtual Player, was designed to take the hit—the sort of jarring blow that, inflicted repeatedly, can injure the brains of human players. American football has been rocked by controversy over the last decade, as it has become clear that the repeated collisions inherent to the sport are giving players concussions and [...]

By | 2017-08-08T01:04:01+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Concussions, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Robotic Tackling Dummies Make Football Practice Safer

Snowboarding and skiing blamed for most winter sports injuries

The rush to get outside and enjoy the early snow this winter in B.C. is likely to keep emergency rooms busy, according to one of B.C.'s top emergency room. Last winter, 455 people ended up in the province's emergency rooms with injuries caused by skiing or snowboarding, he said.  And when a day on [...]

By | 2017-11-26T22:45:28+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Concussions|Comments Off on Snowboarding and skiing blamed for most winter sports injuries

High School Football Stars Quitting Due To Concussion Concerns

John Castello decided to stop playing football when he learned about the risks of brain injury. Dave Marmarelli/DGM Photography hide caption For many high school athletes across the country, a scholarship to play college football is a dream come true. But after high school football player John Castello saw the movie Concussion, he turned down [...]

By | 2016-02-29T13:42:49+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Concussions|Comments Off on High School Football Stars Quitting Due To Concussion Concerns

The high-tech ZERO1 – Could It Save The Sport’s Concussion Problem?

NFL players suffered 31.6% more concussions last year than they did in 2014, according to new data released this month. As the New York Times points out, it's possible that the higher numbers simply mean that more concussions were diagnosed last year, not that there were more concussions, but it is an alarming stat nonetheless. [...]

By | 2016-02-13T19:54:44+00:00 February 13th, 2016|Concussions|Comments Off on The high-tech ZERO1 – Could It Save The Sport’s Concussion Problem?