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The Challenge of Head Injuries & Concussions, in Contact Sports, to Modern-Day Society

by Dr Curt Balch
The Challenge of Head Injuries & Concussions, in Contact Sports, to Modern-Day Society Recent studies have greatly increased public awareness of specific sports injuries, particularly traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). To be more specific, TBIs are more than just consuccions. Overall, accidents are the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S., with over 22% of those (~%50,000) related to TBIs (1). While all-cause TBIs have increased in recent years, particular attention has been directed toward sports-related TBIs, and in particular, brain risk in professional athletes in the American National Football League (NFL). In 2016, the NFL settled a $1 billion lawsuit […]