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High-tech chest protector thwarts sudden death in young athletes.

Mark Link, a professor of medicine and director of cardiac electrophysiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a nationally recognized expert in commotio cordis, has partnered with a sports gear company called Unequal Technologies to create new and more effective protection from the hazard. They’ve spent nearly five years developing a chest guard… Continue reading High-tech chest protector thwarts sudden death in young athletes.

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Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club Recommends Unequal Head Protection

Miami-based Soccer Club Calls for Improved Player Safety. PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 31, 2017) – A Miami-area soccer club has a message for its 1,000+ players and families—get protected now. Manny Escobio, president of the board of directors of the Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club is recommending the Unequal Halo headgear for all club players and is even… Continue reading Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club Recommends Unequal Head Protection

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Minor League Player Takes Hit to the Chest and Goes Down

On Saturday, commotio cordis may have occurred in the minor leagues. Sadly, a 20-year old Brewers minor-leaguer goes into cardiac arrest after being struck by pitch. Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer Julio Mendez suffered a cardiac event after being hit by a pitch Saturday night and is hospitalized in critical but stable condition, the team announced… Continue reading Minor League Player Takes Hit to the Chest and Goes Down

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Girls Soccer, Not Football, Holds The Highest Risk Of Concussions

Concussions are the epidemic of our age and medical costs to treat concussions continue to rise, with parents footing the bill. To help with medical co-pay expenses, the Unequal HALO® soccer headgear that reduces concussion risk, is now backed by a 'Medical Assurance Policy' that reimburses co-payments up to Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars. Soccer is… Continue reading Girls Soccer, Not Football, Holds The Highest Risk Of Concussions

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CTE found in nearly 90 percent of brains donated by football players (Video)

CHICAGO -- Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school. Read the full article & watch the video here. Study published Here. Journal of the American Medical… Continue reading CTE found in nearly 90 percent of brains donated by football players (Video)

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A pitch, a hit, and a miracle

Patrick Plunkett, 12, survives an often-fatal strike to the chest. See what his parents are doing to protect him now. Patrick watched as the low pitch ended up over the middle of the plate, not inside like he had hoped. The batter crushed the ball, sending a line drive straight back at Patrick, hitting him… Continue reading A pitch, a hit, and a miracle