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Sidelined: Concussions in Sports
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Sidelined: Concussions in Sports

A type of traumatic brain injury, concussions can cause headache, nausea, neck pain, and dizziness.

Concussions are a common injury in sports, and numerous concussions can have long term health effects that scientists are still studying. Find out more about this pain in the brain.

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The Autopsy that Changed Football

The Autopsy that Changed Football

Dr. Omalu made a startling discovery in 2002: Playing football could cause permanent brain damage. See what he learned about the link between football and CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy. More...

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Frontline/PBS
A Season of Concussions

A Season of Concussions

How many hits to the head does a college football player take in a season? 100? 300? 500? Click and drag this graphic to see each one.
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National Geographic
Concussion Care

Concussion Care

Concerns about the effects of concussions are growing. As doctors learn more about this type of injury, they're developing new methods for diagnosing and treating the problem.
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Discovery
Concussion: Traumatic Brain Injury

Concussion: Traumatic Brain Injury

Concussions can be a mild or severe form of traumatic brain injury. Any blow to the head has the possibility of injuring the brain. Check out this site to learn more about symptoms and treatment. More...

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Concussions & Brain Injuries Slideshow

Concussions & Brain Injuries Slideshow

What are the symptoms of a concussion? What should you do if you think you have one? Watch this slideshow. More...

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WebMD
Football Helmets Detect Concussions

Football Helmets Detect Concussions

The University of Minnesota football team is on the cutting edge of technology. A new design in football helmets helps detect whether a player might have suffered a concussion. More...

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HowStuffWorks
Headers and Memory Loss

Headers and Memory Loss

Soccer players who head the ball may use their noggin to score. But frequently heading the ball may lead to worse scores off the field. More...

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Science News for Students
More About Concussion

More About Concussion

Find out about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of concussions. Be sure to select the links for more information and videos! More...

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Brain Trauma Foundation
Scientist Profile: Bike Helmet Designer and Tester

Scientist Profile: Bike Helmet Designer and Tester

Mike Lowe and Brian Sidwell design bicycle helmets and test how well they survive a crash using wind tunnels, crash test dummies, and even anvils. Watch these "hard-headed engineers" in action. More...

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