concussions

Rising concern about concussions in sports

By Troy MacNeill | gargoyle@flagler.edu BOOM! All you can hear is a ringing sound in your ears. You feel the ground spinning. Your head is aching. The lights are on, but nobody is home. If you ever played contact sports…



Concussions increasing for student athletes, recent study says

By Kara Duffy | gargoyle@flagler.edu

Traumatic brain injury, also know as the silent epidemic, is on the rise for children and student athletes, according to a study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The number of student athletes diagnosed and treated for concussions have risen 60 percent between 2001 and 2009, the study said. The study was based off data from 66 hospitals that documented the amount of emergency room visits. It found that the rise in visits for a traumatic brain injury rose from 153,375 in 2001 to 248,418 in 2009.