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The Science of Concussion and Brain Injury

How medicine, sports and society are trying to heal and protect the brains of millions amidst the growing awareness of the long-lasting effects of traumatic head injury

A Generation Loses Consciousness, and Grows More Conscious of Headbanging

New data suggests blows to the head are on the rise among U.S. adults and kids, but definitive diagnosis remains elusive

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    • 60-Second Tech Podcast Smart Helmets Could Flag Players at Trauma Risk

      Smart Helmets Could Flag Players at Trauma Risk

      Force sensors in headgear could signal whether a hit is strong enough to cause concern should the player receive a second serious blow. Larry Greenemeier reports

      November 29, 2012 |

    • Science Talk Podcast The Football Concussion Crisis

      The Football Concussion Crisis

      NFL Hall of Famer Harry Carson joins former NBC anchor Stone Phillips and pathologist Bennet Omalu for a discussion of chronic traumatic encephalopathy among football players. Recorded May 12th at the Ensemblestudiotheatre.org, site of the new play Headstrong about the brain injury issue

      May 15, 2012 |

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