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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

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Stanislaus State women’s soccer wears protective head bands to reduce risk of concussions

California State University, Stanislaus Turlock, California "I think we are only a few years away from players being required to wear head gear as a rule in youth soccer and hopefully at the collegiate level," said Bolton. "It makes no sense to me that our players are required to wear shin guards to protect that… Continue reading Stanislaus State women’s soccer wears protective head bands to reduce risk of concussions

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BestReviews.com gives “Best of the Best” for soccer headgear to Halo 2

BestReviews.com gives the Unequal Halo 2 “Best of the Best” for soccer headgear. Among the accolades... “Exceptional in maintaining precise control of the soccer ball while protecting the most important commodity.” “Lightweight with protection around the head's circumference. Adjusts to your body as your own temperature changes. Great for overall ball control. Holds up in… Continue reading BestReviews.com gives “Best of the Best” for soccer headgear to Halo 2

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Unequal Halo 1 Protective Headgear Review

With millions of sports players getting concussions each year, it’s imperative that players protect themselves to reduce the risk of getting one. Slipping on a lightweight, comfortable, and protective Unequal headband can reduce concussion risk as much as 74%, according to Virginia Tech’s extensive independent research. Knowing you’re protected means saying goodbye to the possibility… Continue reading Unequal Halo 1 Protective Headgear Review

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After a 7on7 football collision ended in brain damage, coaches and officials evaluate the game’s safety

Tasha Jefferson had just talked to her son, Brett Green Jr., on that May 26 afternoon when she was at work and he was between games as a safety for Arlington Lamar. She had just wished him good luck in his next game of the 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament. She had just reminded him to… Continue reading After a 7on7 football collision ended in brain damage, coaches and officials evaluate the game’s safety

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Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On

Today, during a World Cup game between Morocco and Iran, Moroccan winger Nordin Amrabat suffered a wicked head injury when he collided with an opponent. After he went down, a team trainer tried to revive him by slapping his face—a move decried by athletes and followers online. But despite the frequency of those kinds of… Continue reading Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On

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US Soccer Failed To Cut Concussion Risk, Youth Players Say

Law360 (May 29, 2018, 4:21 PM EDT) Female youth soccer players and their parents have filed a proposed class action in Pennsylvania federal court charging the United States Soccer Federation Inc. and U.S. Youth Soccer Association Inc. with negligence in not requiring headgear and allegedly downplaying evidence on the long-term effects of concussions. Lead plaintiff… Continue reading US Soccer Failed To Cut Concussion Risk, Youth Players Say

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Headgear Leads to Concussion Reduction at Fort Worth School

For the first time, researchers at the renowned Virginia Tech Helmet lab tested the performance of protective headgear for soccer players. Researchers found some of the headgear on the market can reduce head injuries by up to 84 percent in some cases. Still, many high school teams don't equip their players with these kinds of… Continue reading Headgear Leads to Concussion Reduction at Fort Worth School