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{FD} Paralyzed hockey player Jack Jablonski wiggles toes for first time in 7 years, shares ‘shocking’ video

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Paralyzed hockey player Jack Jablonski took a shot on the Fourth of July and scored when he tried — and succeeded — wiggling his toes. Continue reading

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{FD} Clerk diagnosed with brain tumor after sucker-punch attack lands him in hospital

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A Florida gas station clerk who was clocked in the face by a still-at large suspect who tried to buy beer after 3 a.m. on Sunday said the incident potentially saved his life. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen soccer star paralyzed in tragic lake accident, report says

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A North Carolina soccer club is raising funds for one of their star players who was reportedly paralyzed in a water sports accident last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Washington State football player had brain damage at suicide

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The family of the Washington State University football player who died of suicide in January said the 21-year-old quarterback had extensive brain damage that’s been linked to concussions from playing the sport. Continue reading

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{FD} Dad left paralyzed from fall minutes after leaving hospital

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A dad-of-three has been left paralyzed after he suffered a critical seizure and banged his head on the ground just minutes after he was discharged from the hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen dies after falling in shower while getting ready for school

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A 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl died last week after a tragic accident while she was in the shower getting ready for school, her family said. Continue reading

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{FD} Shock as teen drowns in bizarre shower death after her hair allegedly clogged drain

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A 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl died last week after a tragic accident while she was in the shower getting ready for school, her family said. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman who lost memory after being hit by NYPD vehicle to re-marry husband she couldn’t remember

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An Oklahoma woman who lost her memory after she was hit by an NYPD vehicle in 2013 is preparing to marry her husband for the second time this June, after spending the last five years falling in love with him all over again. Continue reading

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{FD} Baby severely injured in softball accident breathing on her own

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The 2-month-old baby who was severely injured in a softball accident earlier this month is breathing on her own for the first time in weeks. Continue reading

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{FD} NFL helmet maker helping curb soldiers’ head injuries

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The creator of the innovative football helmet that performed best in NFL testing the last two years is taking its concussion-reducing technology from the playing field to the battlefield. Continue reading

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{FD} Baby hit by softball opening eyes, moving legs

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A relative of the two-month old baby who was severely injured in an accident at a softball field earlier this month has informed supporters that the infant has opened her eyes, and that she has started tracking her mother’s face and voice. Continue reading

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{FD} A single concussion may increase Parkinson’s risk

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Having a single concussion may increase a person’s risk for Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests — but the overall risk of developing the disease still remains low. Continue reading

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{FD} Maryland Dems follow NY, Illinois in efforts to limit youth tackle football

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Maryland lawmakers are considering a measure that would allow the state — not parents or guardians — to limit children playing tackle football and other contact sports until they reach high school. Continue reading

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{FD} Former NFLer Larry Johnson believes he’s living with CTE

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Former NFL running back Larry Johnson said he has no memory of two full seasons, and that he’s considered violence toward others and himself as a result of what he believes is chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Continue reading

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{FD} Brain damage from football concussions varies by position and career duration

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Football players may experience different degrees of brain damage after concussions depending on what position they play and how long they stick with the sport, a small U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Aaron Hernandez’s brain suffered severe CTE, researcher says

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Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered substantial damage to parts of the brain that affect memory, judgment and behavior from the most severe case of a degenerative disease linked to head blows ever found in someone so young, a re… Continue reading

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{FD} Boy’s concussion symptoms lead to tumor diagnosis

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Friends and family have rallied around a 7-year-old Florida boy who sought treatment for a concussion, only to be diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Continue reading

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{FD} High school football player died of ‘blunt force trauma’

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The death of a 16-year-old football player has been attributed to “blunt force trauma,” and ruled accidental after he collapsed during a blocking play in an Oct. 20 game. Continue reading

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{FD} Sorority sister dies 3 weeks after getting hit in head by soccer ball

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A University of Alabama freshman will be remembered during a prayer vigil on Wednesday, days after she died from a soccer injury that left her in a coma for three weeks. Continue reading

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{FD} Recurrent concussions are down in high school sports

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With passage of laws requiring U.S. high schools to report young athletes’ concussions, more of these head injuries are being reported – but the rate of repeat concussions has gone down, a new study shows. Continue reading

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{FD} High school forfeits football game after 9 players take blows to head

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A high school team in Canada forfeited a game Friday after nine players suffered head injuries, CBC News reports. Continue reading

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{FD} CTE breakthrough: Biomarker may indicate disease in living patients

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Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine said they’ve identified a key biomarker that may make it possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients. Continue reading

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{FD} Car crash victim reportedly shows signs of life after 15-year coma

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A car crash victim left in a coma for 15 years has shown signs of life after a nerve simulator was implanted into his chest by neurosurgeons. Continue reading

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{FD} Some youth football drills raise head-impact risk more than others

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Several youth football drills expose young athletes to head impacts more frequently and more roughly than others, according to a U.S. study that followed 10- and 11-year-old players for a full season. Continue reading

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{FD} College football player dies after injury during ‘routine’ tackle

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A college football player who suffered a neck injury during a game on Saturday has died, university officials announced Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} 9-year-old dies of head trauma at soccer practice

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The family of a 9-year-old boy who died after a soccer goal post collapsed on him said he was “full of life and joy.” Continue reading

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{FD} Boston University to study brain of ex-NFL linebacker

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The brain of former University of Colorado and NFL football player Drew Wahlroos, who killed himself earlier this month, has been donated to Boston University. Continue reading

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{FD} Miami Dolphins, UM develop program to study concussions in high school athletes

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The Miami Dolphins play their first pre-season game Thursday night at Hard Rock Stadium. Continue reading

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