Concussions

Examining subconcussive hits in sports

There is growing concern that low magnitude, more frequent subconcussive impacts could be the ticking time bomb that leads to long-term repercussions… more »

Study: Rugby-style tackling may have lower force of impact than football style

The style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football, according to a preliminary study of college athletes released Tuesday. The study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Sports Concussion Conference this month in Indianapolis.

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Study Investigates Cannabis Therapies for Concussions

The NHL Alumni Association has partnered with cannabis company Canopy Growth, a cannabis company located in Canada, to conduct a one-year study investigating the possibility of cannabinoids helping treat post-concussion neurological problems. The study will be... more »


When There’s Proper Care

The proper treatment of an athlete who suffered a concussion begins with timely reporting by the athlete.  It's not surprising, however, that the likelihood of an athlete coming forward about a concussion decreases greatly when... more »


Detecting Impairments

A new method of brainwave monitoring called “brain vital signs” allowed a team of researchers to identify neurophysiological impairments in ice hockey players.

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End of the Road

Five concussions in four-and-a-half years forced Nora Kiesler, a senior center for the Purdue University women’s basketball team, to give up the game. Here’s a look at how she got to this point. 

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Head Injuries Cause Retirement

Five concussions in four-and-a-half years forced Nora Kiesler, a senior center for the Purdue University women’s basketball team, to give up the game. Here’s a look at how she got to this point… more »


Expanding Efforts

A grant from the NFL will allow Colby College’s Maine Concussion Management Initiative to expand its efforts to determine the prevalence of head injuries in young athletes. 

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