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 •  March 7

HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While football is frequently blamed for concussions, a new study shows that it's also the sport in which athletes are most likely to suffer neck injuries. A neck fracture, commonly referred to as a broken neck, is a break in one or more vertebrae in the upper part of the spine. Neck...

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 •  December 3, 2017

FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The more college football referees know about concussion symptoms, the more confident they are in calling a timeout for a suspected head injury, a new study shows. Researchers surveyed more than 1,300 college football officials during the 2015 season and found that they called an average of one injury...

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 •  October 25, 2017

Brain changes persist at least 3 months after kids' concussions, study finds HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After-effects of a concussion continue to wrack the brains of young hockey players long after they appear ready to return to play, new research finds. MRI scans of concussed teen hockey players revealed brain...

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 •  September 4, 2017

Gradually boost activity and become acclimated to heat, trainers advise MONDAY, Sept. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- School marching band members are athletic performers who must be physically fit to manage their routines and fancy footwork, experts say. "These athletes participate in rigorous practices to perfect routines for game day while wearing...

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 •  September 8, 2016

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Before the NFL season starts this week, all players were given a concussion education and training video. Created by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the video explains the facts about concussion and how to recognize one. It also...

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 •  July 27, 2016

When full-contact practices were limited, blows to the head dropped, study found WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions are a major risk for high school football players, but new research found that limiting tackling during practices lowered the risk of blows to the head. The investigation looked at the outcome of a statewide...

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 •  July 19, 2016

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Offensive linemen who play college football -- even at small Division III schools -- are getting bigger than ever, a new study shows. Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston found these players were 38 percent heavier than their counterparts were in 1956. Meanwhile, the average male's...

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 •  May 3, 2016

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players are more likely to suffer more symptoms after a concussion, and to need more recovery time than their college counterparts, a new study finds. But those who play in youth football leagues are the most likely to get back on the field less than 24 hours after a concussion, the...

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 •  October 26, 2015

Mary Beth Horodyski, vice-president of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, agreed. "We need to change the culture from, 'Wow, that was a great hit,'" Horodyski said. "We need to recognize when it's not a 'great' hit, but a borderline-illegal one."

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 •  October 16, 2015

Tendons are the tough fibers connecting the body's muscles and bones. The researchers suspect cholesterol buildup in immune cells can lead to chronic low-level inflammation, prompting tendon abnormalities and pain.
They analyzed 17 studies published between 1973 and 2014 that included more than 2,600 people. Compared to those with normal tendon...