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Coming back from concussions

April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Heading into a junior varsity soccer game in the fall of 2012, Morgan Craig had no idea that a couple accidental shots to the left side of her head would forever change her life.

Those hits to the head would later be diagnosed as a double concussi…continue reading on echopress.com

Youth football numbers rise, despite concussions

October 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, football leads all sports in occurrences of concussions among children. Continue Reading

Concussion deal ‘a good gesture’ player says

August 31, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. Jay Brophy is 53. Doctors have told him his brain is 70. Continue Reading

New Nebraska research center to study concussions

July 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

LINCOLN, Neb. If all goes according to Dennis Molfese’s plan, the day is coming when a football player who takes a hit to the head will come to the sideline, take off his helmet and slip on an electrode-covered mesh cap. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: More than a bump on the head

September 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

From 2000 to 2009, football sent about 50 young people to the ER with concussions, according to fascinating research conducted here in Grand Forks. Some 44 concussed hockey players got treated at Altru as well, as did about 44 bicyclists. Continue Reading

North Dakota high schools improve in documenting head injuries as coaches and officials work at concussion prevention

August 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Not too long ago, little was known about the impacts concussions were having on athletes. Also unknown was how to properly diagnose and manage concussions. Continue Reading

Football at forefront of concussion discussion

August 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The increased national attention that athletic concussions and head injuries have received the last several years has also put a microscope on one sport: Football. Continue Reading

North Dakota’s safety polices on slim side

May 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The number of people who died from their injuries in North Dakota is on the high side among the states while the equivalent number in Minnesota is on the low side, according to a new national report that suggests safety policies may play a role in such differences. Continue Reading

TWINS: Outfielder Span hopes to put concussion firmly in his past

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Denard Span showed up at Hammond Stadium a couple of days early and said he is eager to get back out there with the rest of the Minnesota Twins after concussion and migraine problems limited him to 70 games in 2011. Continue Reading

NHL: Penguins say Sidney Crosby dealing with neck injury, not just concussion

January 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Pittsburgh Penguins confirmed Saturday that their franchise player was diagnosed with a neck injury more than a year after his career was derailed by a hit in the 2011 Winter Classic. It’s a development that raised more questions than it answered about Sidney Crosby, hockey’s most recognizable player.
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