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High-school Football Teams Test Portable Concussion Indicator

Newsboy thThere is growing concern about brain injuries arising from concussions, especially in young players. Research has shown that concussions, once thought to be harmless, actually injure the brain. In fact, a concussion is regarded as a form of TBI (mTBI, or mild TBI). (The term “mild” is deceiving because even some mTBIs can be life-threatening or can leave an individual with life-long mental deficits.)

A researcher has developed a scanner that can detect a player’s concussion during a game. It is being tested by four Texas high-school football programs. The scanner looks similar to binoculars, but it compares a possibly concussed player’s eye movements to the player’s normal eye movements taken earlier. (A possible concussion-causing hit is indicated by a microchip-containing sensor in the helmet.) The scanner is hooked up to a computer to quickly analyze the eye-movement data. A coach or trainer can readily determine if the player has experienced a concussion. New guidelines on when to return to play have been adopted by many schools to protect the player from further brain injury and to allow the traumatized brain to heal. (Full story.)

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SPEAK OUT! NewsBit . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Turley Raises Awareness of Head Injuries

Former NFL Player, Now Country Singer, Raises Awareness of Head Injuries

 

Newsboy thFor 10 years, Kyle Turley was a first-string offensive lineman in the NFL and had several mild TBIs. Today he is retired and has a Country-Rock band. He is outspoken about head injuries in the NFL; he fights for retired players who are struggling because of head traumas; and he works passionately toward a reasonable NFL policy on concussions. In the video, he sings his hit song, “Fortune and Pain,” which is about the lives of former players. (Full story and video)

 

 

 

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