Concussion crusade 1 New guides put spotlight on growing problem

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BY BOB ELLIOTT ,TORONTO SUN TORONTO – Sidney Crosby and Chris Pronger. Justin Morneau and Jason Bay. And Aidan Fife of Waterloo. Concussions aren’t restricted to one sport, one level of stardom or one age group. While Crosby and Pronger are NHLers, Morneau and Bay earn their living as major league hitters, Fife, now 13, was skating on left wing for the Waterloo …

Concussions: Keith Primeau discusses the dark days

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by Alexis Brudnicki on May 4, 2012 *Former NHL Keith Primeau explained the dark days at a concussion education group brought together by Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences at Hockey Hall of Fame.  The  injuries affect athletes in any sport and the project is endorsed by Baseball Canada among others./Photos: Alexis Brudnicki …. Lie down, take Tylenol, don’t fall asleep … no more  By Alexis Brudnicki Alone on …

Tool Box

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  Stopconcussions.com has created a tool box to  help deal with the prevention, detection and management of concussions. When you want to build a house, you need the  proper tools to make the job easier and more effective. Stopconcussions.com  knows this all too well and that is why we have formed alliances with the top North American physicians, researchers, players, …

Education is Key

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Stopconcussions.com and coachta.lk have joined forces to help spread  awareness about concussions. Coaching is a key component in the battle of concussions. Stopconcussions.com will educate coaches throughout North America through coachta.lk and give valuable tips and drills to make hockey a safer  game. Stopconcussions.com has been stressing the need for education throughout  sport for over a year now. The GTHL …

Why Keith Primeau was one of the Flyers’ greatest captains: Fan’s view

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By Sean O’Brien, Yahoo! Contributor Network Former Philadelphia Flyer’s captain Keith Primeau played with grit and gusto during his fifteen years in the National Hockey League. Primeau dominated the ice before concussions caused his career to prematurely end when he was 34-years-old in 2006. Wikimedia Commons Like Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sydney Crosby, he was also a victim of concussions. Hopefully …

Despite NFL limits, high school football programs continue two-a-day tradition

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By James Wagner, Published: August 21   Football has long been about bone-crushing hits and a rub-some-dirt-in-it mentality. But in an effort to help rid itself of that image and curb the rate and severity of concussions, theNFL this offseason eliminated the longtime tradition of two full-contact practices on the same day — a summer ritual known as two-a-days.Though college football has put limits …

Arizona mandates concussion exam for athletes

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Randy Hill has covered the NBA for 25 years in Southern California and Arizona. August 16, 2011 Harold Slemmer, Dr. Javier Cardenas and Michael Bidwill (via video) introduce the AIA’s new Brainbook program. A mission statement — more like a battle cry — designed by adults who preside over youth sports programs typically reads something like this: Play hard. Play …

Teen defies odds, takes amazing graduation walk

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June 11, 2011 (CBS News) Zack Lystedt walked tall at his high school graduation Friday night, taking steps he was told he might never be able to.  As CBS News correspondent John Blackstone reported on “The Early Show Saturday Edition,” the Seattle-area teen almost died from a concussion he sustained in a school football game five years ago. He’d been in …

Ex-hockey stars raise concussion awareness

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http://www.edmontonsun.com/2011/06/06/exhockey-stars-raise-concussion-awareness Laura Pederson – Edmonton Sun Two former hockey stars have teamed up and formed an organization aimed to help parents, players, and coaches better understand and diagnose sports-related concussions. Keith Primeau, who played 15 seasons in the NHL, and Kerry Goulet, a star in the European hockey circuit, started stopconcussions.com hoping to educate the public about the dangers of …

Keith Primeau on Concussions

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BY RON BARR, SPORTSBYLINEUSA Ron talks with former Philadelphia Flyers captain Keith Primeau about his campaign against concussions in sports. Primeau, whose career was cut short by concussions says, “education on this issue is key for all of us.” Click here to listen