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Concussion is clinically understood as a complex injury with emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and physical dimensions, but this understanding has not translated to multifaceted state guidelines for the return of injured youth to school and educ

Researchers at UW Medicine and the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs healthcare system have begun a study of donated brains of service members to examine for negative outcomes potentially linked to repeated blast injury.

In his final season of high school football, Kenley Unruh ("un-roo") took a hard hit, leaving him dizzy. But he stayed in the game “since I wasn’t falling over or passing out,” he recalled.

Dozens of U.S. medical experts will meet in Pittsburgh tomorrow to discuss prospective next steps in the prevention and treatment of sports concussions. The National Football League is sponsoring the two-day meeting.

In August UW Medicine announced plans to create a Sports Health and Safety Institute at Harborview Medical Ce

Predicting how a mild blast concussion might affect a military service member six to 12 months after the injury might hinge on clinical factors that can be assessed in the combat theater.

The Geivett family discusses how they live with the dangers of concussion as both their children play team sports that involve high physical contact.


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