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Greg Webb

Concussions, Children and Sports – Know the Risks

As summer comes to a close, pre-season football practices are in full swing. Here in Charlottesville, the University of Virginia football team is practicing, as are high school and youth teams. The NFL is in full swing and we are […]

Greg Webb

NFL is Sued Again For Handling of Concussions

It has been a year since the suicide death of the much revered Chicago Bears football player Dave Duerson. Dave Duerson’s family are now suing the National Football League on the grounds…

Greg Webb

New Brain Injury Research by UVa and Other Med Schools on the Horizon

According to an article appearing in Charlottesville, Virginia's The Daily Progress on January 17, 2012, more scientific research by over 100 medical schools, including the University of…

Greg Webb

Soccer Ball Heading Can Cause Cumulative Brain Damage

Kids getting hit in the head too many times with a soccer ball can be just as dangerous as being hit in the head often while playing football. Sanjay Gupta, MD, reported recently on CNN that…

Greg Webb

Kids and Concussions – Prevention Tips

The subject of kids and concussions came up during a recent health seminar, and the facts we learned are stunning! Most people don’t like thinking about concussions or any head injuries that…

Greg Webb

Chronic Brain Trauma: Serious Risk for Athletes

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) affects people – especially young people and adults – who have experienced chronic brain trauma. In other words, the victims of CTE have been hit in the head…

Greg Webb

"Building-a-Bridge" Serves Brain Injured Victims

This writer has been fortunate enough to have served on the board of directors for a local (Charlottesville, Virginia) organization serving brain injured victims for almost two years. Building a…

Greg Webb

Women Take Stand Against NFL Brain Injury Policies

Over the past few years, a group of women have taken charge of bringing the impact of National Football League (NFL) brain injuries to the attention of government officials.
A great deal is…

Greg Webb

NFL Players’ Brains Show Long-Term Damage from Concussions in Study

Concussions damage the brain more than previously thought, and can lead to a lifetime of headaches and depression. The Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) has used tissue from…

Chrissie Cole

New Chemical Helps Prevent Brain Injury

Each year, approximately 1.5 million Americans suffer from a traumatic brain injury. About 30 percent of these people will die, says Dr. Bruce Spiess from Virginia Commonwealth University of Richmond, Virginia.”There is no magic pill or treatment for traumatic brain injury in terms of salvaging brain tissue. There is no way that we know of now to keep brain tissue alive,” Speiss said. The brain…