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NBA Releases Summary of its Concussion Policy

By Brett Pollakoff May 18, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT from www.nbcsports.com The NBA has had a concussion policy in place for the past 18 months, and while all teams have been made aware of the details, they haven’t been publicly available until now. With the recent concussion that kept George Hillout of the Pacers’ Game 5 loss to the Knicks (and may sideline him even longer), Mike Wells of theIndianapolis Star requested the policy from the league, and he was provided with a summary. You can read the entire thing for yourself below, … Continue reading

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Concussion epidemic linked to underreported US military suicide – study

New research suggests a link between concussions and suicide in the US military, two frighteningly common issues that the Armed Forces have struggled to explain and curtail since rates started soaring 12 years ago. Earlier this year the military released data showing that active duty service members are taking their own lives more frequently than ever before. There were 349 suicides among active duty military personnel in 2012, averaging just fewer than one per day. There are now more suicides than combat deaths. This was … Continue reading

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