“Youth sports-related injuries
represent a major public health challenge,
and overuse injuries,
which result from repetitive microtrauma
and insufficient rest,
are a particular and growing concern.
can lead to lifelong disabilities,
and are almost entirely preventable.”
"Academic and professional excellence
can exist only when each member
of our community is assured
an atmosphere of safety
and mutual respect.
All members of the university community are responsible for
the maintenance of an environment
in which people are free to learn and work without fear of discrimination, discriminatory harassment,
or interpersonal violence."
& The Heart
The Conversation 8/19/18
In Suffering & Dollars
Of some 819,000 people
who wound up in an
with tackle football injuries
between 2010 and 2013,
more than 655,000
The total bill?
Noah Frank WTOP 8/14/18
"When a football coach
claims to know better,
you ought to wonder
what else to question him about.
Especially at public schools --
where coaches' salaries
are paid by taxpayers,
and where in 31 states,
a college football coach
is the highest-paid state employee --
there must be more accountability."
The Conversation 8/10/18
"Some people with
frontal lobe injuries
seem completely normal...
but they actually
have great difficulty
with everyday tasks....
This is called
the frontal lobe paradox
because, even though
these people seem
in everyday life."
Safer School Sports
Boulder Daily Camera 8/4/18
“If you visualize the players' brains
stretching and contorting
inside their skulls
each hit they absorb,
that is intolerable
We can find
great athletic ability...."
Brain August 1, 2018
when inoculated into the hippocampus
and overlying cerebral cortex...
induced widespread tau pathology,
synaptic loss, and persistent memory deficits."
*For HS Senior Players
Only nine in 10,000,
drafted by the NFL,
Less than 6%
when your brief time
on the gridiron
millions of kids
who put their bodies and brains
on the line
in the name
of “school spirit”
often find themselves
Life & Death Questions
Carol Bluestein & The Good Men Project
“Life-altering brain damage
is the dirty secret
NO HELMET CAN PREVENT SERIOUS HEAD OR NECK INJURIES
A PLAYER MIGHT RECEIVE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN FOOTBALL.
Do not use this helmet to butt, ram or spear an opposing player. This is in
violation of the football rules and such use can result in severe head or neck
injuries, paralysis or death to you and possible injury to your opponent.
Contact in football may result in CONCUSSION-BRAIN INJURY which no
helmet can prevent. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness or memory,
dizziness, headache, nausea or confusion. If you have symptoms, immediately
stop playing and report them to your coach, trainer and parents.
Do not return to a game or practice until all symptoms are gone and you have
received MEDICAL CLEARANCE. Ignoring this warning may lead to another
and more serious or fatal brain injury.
"Even as evidence mounts
about the connection between
head injuries and CTE,
the number of colleges
In fact, it’s growing."