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The concussion story is another example of what can happen when people stand up for their rights. As former Pittsburgh Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw said: The NFL is "forced to care because it's politically correct to care. Lawsuits make you care."

After Concussion Fades Slowed Blood Flow to the Brain Remains
In recent news, it was found that football players who suffer a concussion could show signs of reduced blood flow in the brain after symptoms have subsided. This is found when an advanced MRI is used to show lower blood flow in the brain eight days after the injury. The football players claimed that their symptoms were gone by that point; however, this didn’t stop the blood flow from slowing. The problem with the study is that there were only 18 athletes involved in the study, which makes the results too early to mean too much. They are not sure if it will indicate vulnerability in the brain.
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Litigation Forces NFL to Better Protect Players

Hail to Our Growing Awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury

Will Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu in the film Concussion. Movie notes here.

Will Smith’s portrayal of Dr. Bennet Omalu in the film Concussion has again sparked dialogue about the dangers of brain injuries, especially for young people playing contact sports in high school and college. Yet more than 100 million Americans gathered around big screen televisions throughout the nation last month to watch historic Super Bowl 50, in which the Denver Broncos literally butted heads with the Carolina Panthers.

What’s the difference between a concussion and a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Absolutely nothing, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And while “mild” may not sound very sinister, repeated traumatic brain injuries can lead to a lifetime of brain damage and debilitating mental health issues.

 Read “Iron Mike’s” story here.



High school athletes suffer an estimated 300,000 sports-related concussions a year, according to a 2012 report in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.


Around 12,000 New Jersey residents suffer traumatic brain injuries that require inpatient or outpatient treatment each year.


A 2009 NFL-funded study showed that former players suffered from memory-related diseases at a rate 19 times higher than the general population.


Dr. Sanjay Gupta Concussions"Concussion" Brings Awareness to Traumatic Brain Injuries in Sports

Rosemarie Moser, Director of the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey, reflects on the film "Concussion" and the impact it will have on football. View video.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta ConcussionsRepeated Brain Injuries Include Symptoms Similar to Alzheimer’s

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the physiology of concussions, how to recognize the signs of a concussion and what you need to know about recovery. View video.

Concussions 101Concussions 101: An Illustrated Primer for Kids and Parents

This video can help teach both you and your kids about the symptoms of a concussion, the importance of communication and the best ways to heal. View video.

Concussions and the Courthouse

A new report from the American Association for Justice documents the impact of litigation on the investigation of concussions in professional sports and sports at all levels.

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Team Doctor on “Concussion”

Julian Bailes, the neurosurgeon who for a decade worked as a team doctor for the Pittsburgh Steelers, talks about his role in the real-life story behind the movie “Concussion.”

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