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Focus on soccer safety grows amid new rule in UK

A study done in Scotland showing professional soccer players are at a higher risk of dying from dementia than heart disease or cancer prompted changes in youth soccer safety. As head injury awareness increases, keeping kids injury-free is the goal. “Anytime we can keep kids safer, there has to be follow through,” Blanch said. READ… Continue reading Focus on soccer safety grows amid new rule in UK

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UK Children to no longer head footballs during training

Children aged 11 and under will no longer be taught to head footballs during training in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The new football association guidelines for coaches also puts limits on how much heading older children should do. It follows Glasgow University research that showed former footballers were three-and-a-half times more likely to die… Continue reading UK Children to no longer head footballs during training

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Girl Hockey Players Face Higher Risk Of Concussions, Study Finds

A Minnesota Department of Health study found girls, particularly girls who play hockey, are more likely to get a concussion than boys. Brain surgeon Dr. Uzma Samadani says it’s part biological. Boys have stronger necks and thicker skulls. “And then there are other differences,” Dr. Samadani, who practices out of CentraCare, said. “From a young… Continue reading Girl Hockey Players Face Higher Risk Of Concussions, Study Finds

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How Hands-Only CPR Saved a Lacrosse Player’s Life

Referee Jeff Bambrick remembers the moment he saw Samuel Deming collapse during the championship game. About two minutes remained when an offensive player fired a shot at the goal that struck Deming instead. Initially, it appeared that he had just been hit in the lower abdomen as he crumpled to the ground. The coach and… Continue reading How Hands-Only CPR Saved a Lacrosse Player’s Life

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Unequal Halo 3 – “Best of the Best”

The Unequal HALO 3 scored the top ranking 😁 as “BEST OF THE BEST” on BestReviews.com's updated soccer headgear list! Read their independent comments about the product as well as important details surrounding soccer headbands. BestReviews says... “Exceptional in maintaining precise control of the soccer ball while protecting the most important commodity.” “Lightweight, with protection… Continue reading Unequal Halo 3 – “Best of the Best”

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Orange police officers receive protective headgear

ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Dwayne D. Warren has announced that Orange police officers will be the first in New Jersey to be issued protective headgear from Unequal Unhelmet EXO. “The continued police encounters in other major cities are experiencing head injuries, with the most recent being an NYPD officer who, while serving a warrant, got… Continue reading Orange police officers receive protective headgear

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CTE Risk More Than Doubles after Just Three Years of Playing Football

For every year of absorbing the pounding and repeated head collisions that come with playing American tackle football, a person’s risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a devastating neurodegenerative disease, increases by 30 percent. And for every 2.6 years of play, the risk of developing CTE doubles. These new findings from an analysis of… Continue reading CTE Risk More Than Doubles after Just Three Years of Playing Football

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Former soccer star brings awareness to the dangers of concussions – VIDEO

PINK Concussions is the FIRST EVER non-profit organization with a highly personal and urgent mission to improve the pre-injury education and post-injury medical care for women and girls challenged by brain injury including concussion incurred from sport, violence, accidents or military service. We are #pinkTBI. http://www.pinkconcussions.com/ PINK Concussions Board Member & former college soccer player… Continue reading Former soccer star brings awareness to the dangers of concussions – VIDEO

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Why Women’s Soccer Players Are Worried About Their Brains

The biggest stars in the world are pledging their brains. Young players are leaving the game with their destinies unfulfilled. The stories they tell spark fear and raise questions. And the science hasn't even begun to provide answers. Girls soccer players, in particular, have been found to be about as likely to suffer concussions as… Continue reading Why Women’s Soccer Players Are Worried About Their Brains