Are Colorado’s Concussion Laws Working?

Concussion rules for youth sports should ALWAYS be followed

Back in 2011, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law the Jake Snakenberg Youth Sports Concussion Act. This law requires that student athletes be removed from the field of play if they show signs or having a concussion. Any athlete removed from play for a concussion must get clearance from a healthcare professional before they can return … Continue reading

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Soccer and TBIs: Are Your Kids Safe?

Football has received media attention for causing thousands of concussions, but some people may be unaware other sports carry the same risks to athletes. Soccer also has a high rate of concussions, and young players of the sport might be at risk. For young athletes, soccer can present a higher risk of traumatic brain injuries … Continue reading

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NASCAR Legend Cancels Races Due to Head Injury

Dale Earnhardt Jr., one of the most popular names in auto racing, has canceled his next two scheduled race appearances due to head injuries sustained in earlier accidents. During this year’s Talladega Superspeedway, Earnhardt was involved in a 20-car pileup. He had lingering head pains, and when he visited a doctor, he learned that an … Continue reading

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Minor Concussions Can Cause Major Damage

Athletic stars and organizations have expressed concern about the role sports play in traumatic brain injuries, particularly long-term effects like depression. Junior Seau’s family donated brain tissue from the departed linebacker so scientists could better determine a link between the two. Seau’s suicide suggests that ignoring or fighting the pain after a concussion can do … Continue reading

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