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Concussions
A concussion is a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, usually induced by traumatic biomechanical forces. It is a functional, rather than structural, injury that results from shear stress to brain tissue caused by rotational or angular forces—direct impact to the head is not required. What does that mean? It makes a concussion more complex...
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With our focus on soccer this month, information on concussions is extremely relevant. Concerns have been raised regarding the safety of heading the ball in soccer given the rise in concussion rates, with some calling for a ban on heading among soccer players younger than 14 years. But does heading the ball in soccer lead...
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