Topic: concussions

Kudos To Former NFL Player Thomas Jones For Raising Awareness About Football Brain Injuries

Kudos To Former NFL Player Thomas Jones For Raising Awareness About Football Brain Injuries

Thomas Jones, a former running back in the NFL, has announced plans to donate his brain to science after he dies. Why? He’s spearheading an effort to raise awareness about the risks of playing football, including the affects of multiple concussions. An issue that’s definitely something to be cognizant of as you’re watching tomorrow’s Super Bowl, or any football game. More »

Melissa Rycroft Hurts Her Head On Dancing With The Stars; Do You Know The Symptoms of Head Injury?

Melissa Rycroft Hurts Her Head On Dancing With The Stars; Do You Know The Symptoms of Head Injury?

Melissa Rycroft, of Bachelor (semi) fame was rushed to the hospital yesterday after suffering a head injury while rehearsing for Dancing With The Stars. She’s not the only celebrity to recently hurt her head; earlier this year, both Halle Berry and Kristin Chenoweth experienced head injuries on film sets (Kristin’s 5 1/2 inch skull fracture was serious enough to cause her to leave her show, The Good Wife, and she’s also had trouble with her speech and memory). About two million head injuries occur each year in the United States. Do you know the signs and symptoms of head injury?
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