BACK IN THE GAME WHY CONCUSSION DOESNT HAVE TO END YOUR ATHLETIC CAREER

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Back In The Game

Author : Jeffrey S. Kutcher
ISBN : 9780190226602
Genre : Brain
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The word concussion was unheard of in youth sports a decade ago. The injury was indeed occurring, but youth athletes were often told to "shake it off" after "getting their bell rung." Science and increased awareness about concussion and brain health have transformed the way youth parents, coaches, and players pursue athletics. Fear of incurring concussions, as well as incomplete or incorrect information, is leading some parents to keep their children out of contact sports, such as football and soccer, where concussion is more prevalent. Back in the Game: Why Concussion Doesn't Have to End Your Athletic Career does not dwell on perpetuating fears but, rather, provides the most up-to-date understanding of the condition. This is a real-world discussion of what science and medicine know, what parents and coaches need to understand about concussion, evaluation and treatment, and what possible post-concussive issues exist. The expertise and experiences of noted sports neurologist Jeffrey S. Kutcher, MD, along with reporting and interviews by award-winning sports journalist Joanne C. Gerstner, make this book a timely, relevant, and real discussion about concussions in youth sports. Athletes and professional coaches who have participated in the formation of this book include two-time Olympic gold medalist soccer player Kate Markgraf, former NHL/Team Canada head coach Andy Murray, champion X-Games snowboarder Ellery Hollingsworth, along with an array of youth parents, coaches, and athletes from across the country.
Category: Brain

Heal Your Concussion

Author : Dr Joanny M y Liu
ISBN : 0994015046
Genre :
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Concussions Are Temporary! Most medical doctors believe concussions aren't treatable. They see managing them as difficult. Even neurologists who treat top athletes believe this. If this is what you've been told, I've got great news for you! None of it is true. Imagine a different future: No more depression. No more suicidal thoughts. Instead, you've got ambition. You've got drive. You've got energy! You've got a way to get back in the game-and that means your athletic career as well as everyday life. All because you were given a formula that I call FLOW . In my practice, FLOW is how patients quickly heal from concussion and post-concussion syndrome . . . and get back into the game. Praise for Heal Your Concussion: "At last! Save your brain and potentially, your life. For those who are skeptical about just rest as a treatment for concussion, this is an innovative approach to a very vexing problem and a paradigm shift for healing concussions. Dr. Joanny shows you how to eliminate all that pain and suffering with practical steps by using a whole brain approach to create positive thinking. This book is a must-read for any athlete who continues to suffer from the aftermath of concussion." Dr. Carri Drzyzga, The Functional Medicine Doc, author of "Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again!" "Dr Joanny's straightforward and easy to digest style takes this complicated, and somewhat misunderstood, subject matter and turns it on its head. She provides direct, clear and implementable solutions and has created a refreshing point of view on how to fix yourself when you have sustained a concussion. I would highly recommend that if you or someone you know has sustained a concussion, you get several copies of the book. One for the person who has sustained the injury, and one for each of those people around them who haven't understood what is happening. Just go and get it right now! You won't be disappointed." Samuel M. Gaylord, Esq., The Law Practice Doctor, Gaylord & Pop, Managing Partner, Attorneys at Law for the People Concussions Are Temporary! Don't wait. Get this book and start healing your concussion NOW!"
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League Of Denial

Author : Mark Fainaru-Wada
ISBN : 9780770437558
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.” So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of neuroscientists who worked in vain to convince the NFL that it was facing a deadly new scourge: A chronic brain disease that was driving an alarming number of players -- including some of the all-time greats -- to madness. League of Denial reveals how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage. Comprehensively, and for the first time, award-winning ESPN investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru tell the story of a public health crisis that emerged from the playing fields of our 21st century pastime. Everyone knew that football is violent and dangerous. But what the players who built the NFL into a $10 billion industry didn’t know – and what the league sought to shield from them – is that no amount of padding could protect the human brain from the force generated by modern football; that the very essence of the game could be exposing these players to brain damage. In a fast-paced narrative that moves between the NFL trenches, America’s research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science, League of Denial examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research -- a campaign with echoes of Big Tobacco’s fight to deny the connection between smoking and lung cancer. It chronicles the tragic fates of players like Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster, who was so disturbed at the time of his death he fantasized about shooting NFL executives; and former Chargers great Junior Seau, whose diseased brain became the target of an unseemly scientific battle between researchers and the NFL. Based on exclusive interviews, previously undisclosed documents and private emails, this is the story of what the NFL knew and when it knew it – questions at the heart of crisis that threatens football, from the highest levels all the way down to Pop Warner.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Head Games

Author : Christopher Nowinski
ISBN : 9781597630139
Genre : Health & Fitness
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America's favorite sport has a serious problem. Many of the NFL's top players--including Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Merril Hoge, Ted Johnson, Al Toon, and Wayne Chrebet--have had their careers ended by head injuries. But few realize that most NFL players a
Category: Health & Fitness

Game Change

Author : Ken Dryden
ISBN : 9780771027475
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the bestselling author and Hall of Famer Ken Dryden, this is the story of NHLer Steve Montador--who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015--the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries. Ken Dryden's The Game is acknowledged as the best book about hockey, and one of the best books about sports ever written. Then came Home Game (with Roy MacGregor), also a major TV-series, in which he explored hockey's significance and what it means to Canada and Canadians. Now, in his most powerful and important book yet, Game Change, Ken Dryden tells the riveting story of one player's life, examines the intersection between science and sport, and expertly documents the progression of the game of hockey--where it began, how it got to where it is, where it can go from here and, just as exciting to play and watch, how it can get there.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Truth Doesn T Have A Side

Author : Bennet Omalu
ISBN : 9780310352549
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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One day in 2002 the fifty-year old body of former Pittsburgh Steeler and hall of famer Mike Webster was laid on a cold table in front of pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu. Webster’s body looked to Omalu like the body of a much older man, and the circumstances of his behavior prior to his death were clouded in mystery. But when Omalu cut into Webster’s brain, it appeared to be normal. Something didn’t add up. It was at this moment, Omalu studying slides of Webster’s brain tissue under a microscope, that the world of contact sports would never be the same: the discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. CTE can result in an array of devastating consequences including deterioration in attention, memory loss, social instability, depression, and even suicide. And Omalu’s discovery of CTE in the brain of an American football player has become the catalyst of a blazing controversy across all contact sports. At the center of that controversy stands the unlikely Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian-born American citizen, a mild-mannered, gentle man of faith. It is fascinating that it would take someone on the outside of American culture to make this amazing discovery, and refuse to let it be kept hidden. Dr. Omalu began his life in strife, growing up in war-torn Nigeria. But his medical studies in forensic pathology proved to be a lifeline. It fed his natural curiosity and awakened within a deeper desire to always search for the truth. Who would have thought that such an unexpected character would play such a role in bringing to life this world-changing data? In Truth Doesn’t Have a Side, discover the truth about CTE: Its causes and symptoms, how we might keep our children safe and guide professional athletes when CTE sets in. The problem of CTE is coming to light with each new story about an athlete’s concussion problem, and we are likely facing dramatic changes to professional sports. You’ll be inspired by Dr. Bennet Omalu a man driven by his love and concern for the welfare of all people, and his professional vow to speak the truth.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Concussions And Our Kids

Author : Robert C. Cantu
ISBN : 9780547773940
Genre : Health & Fitness
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An expert on the head trauma crisis in sports provides a guide to concussions in youth sports -- what they are, how to treat them and how to protect young athletes. 30,000 first printing.
Category: Health & Fitness

Counting The Days While My Mind Slips Away

Author : Ben Utecht
ISBN : 9781501136603
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Football player "Ben Utecht has accumulated a vast treasure of memories: tossing a football in the yard with his father, meeting his wife, ... writing and performing music, catching touchdown passes from quarterback Peyton Manning, and playing a Super Bowl Championship watched by ninety-three million people. But the game he has built his living on, the game he fell in love with as a child, is taking its toll in a devastating way. After at least five major concussions--and an untold number of micro-concussions--Ben suffered multiple mild traumatic brain injuries that have erased important memories"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Unintended Impact One Athlete S Journey From Concussions In Amateur Football To Cte Dementia

Author : Jim Proebstle
ISBN : 1592988830
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After suffering concussions in high school and college, Dick struggled unknowingly with the onset of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) dementia. For decades, he fought the demons trapping him in an ever-shrinking world: diminished short-term memory, limited executive functioning, interpersonal shortcomings, paranoia, and failed physical capabilities. As an athlete, he was revered, yet success turned traitor as getting his ''bell rung'' in football led to a world of confusion and confinement. Nobody will remember a backup college quarterback, but Dick's story bridges the glamour of NFL football--its high-profile athletes and the preliminary $765 million settlement for CTE dementia--with the harsh reality that millions of former amateur players may be suffering anonymously with the same concussion-induced devastation of CTE dementia.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Ghost In My Brain

Author : Clark Elliott
ISBN : 9780698150140
Genre : Medical
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The dramatic story of one man’s recovery offers new hope to those suffering from concussions and other brain traumas In 1999, Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when his car was rear-ended. Overnight his life changed from that of a rising professor with a research career in artificial intelligence to a humbled man struggling to get through a single day. At times he couldn’t walk across a room, or even name his five children. Doctors told him he would never fully recover. After eight years, the cognitive demands of his job, and of being a single parent, finally became more than he could manage. As a result of one final effort to recover, he crossed paths with two brilliant Chicago-area research-clinicians—one an optometrist emphasizing neurodevelopmental techniques, the other a cognitive psychologist—working on the leading edge of brain plasticity. Within weeks the ghost of who he had been started to re-emerge. Remarkably, Elliott kept detailed notes throughout his experience, from the moment of impact to the final stages of his recovery, astounding documentation that is the basis of this fascinating book. The Ghost in My Brain gives hope to the millions who suffer from head injuries each year, and provides a unique and informative window into the world’s most complex computational device: the human brain. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Medical