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Is the Turf at Your Child’s School Safe?

Are the turfs at your child’s school safe? A recent study of artificial turf shows that children playing on this kind of turf are at higher risk of concussion, injury and even serious illness. The study looked at several fields and parks in Washington, D.C. and found that, due to lack of replacement over time, artificial turfs can become tougher. This leads to a lack of cushioning during falls, causing harder impacts and leading to traumatic brain injury and broken bones. Furthermore, some turfs are made with crumb rubber, the tiny black crumbs that help support the blades on artificial turf. This product could expose athletes to potentially dangerous chemicals and carcinogens. Those crumbs are made from natural and synthetic rubber, carbon black and other petroleum products – essentially, old tires. Injured on an Unsafe Field? Artificial turf has come under legal fire in the past for causing serious injuries….
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What Bo Didn’t Know About Concussions Could Have Changed Football History

In recent years, worries over concussions suffered while playing sports has multiplied astronomically. Studies are showing that the problem is worse than anybody feared, but many parents and sports fans seem to think that this isn’t as big of a problem as the media is portraying it. However, as more evidence appears, even professional athletes are starting to become concerned. What Bo Didn’t Know About Concussions Changes Everything Football has become an obsession for not only Georgia, but for the entire country. However, CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) is being found in more and more former football players. This disease is known to cause depression, poor social interactions, and has been linked to concussions. This is bad news for many footballers who were previously taught to play through the pain and the concussions, and it’s even worse for the kids who play the sport. Parents are starting to pull their kids…
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Do You Know How to Spot a Concussion?

Recent scientific studies have confirmed what medical professionals have been warning people about for years. Concussions are far more dangerous than society has ever imagined. These traumatic brain injuries have been linked to depression, mood swings, and below average school performance. This could worry any parent, especially since these injuries often go undetected. Well, your Macon brain injury attorneys are looking out for you, and we’ve got some symptoms for you to watch out for. How to Spot a Concussion If you’re worried that a child might have sustained a concussion during a sporting event, there are some signs that you should keep an eye out for. Is the child stumbling or wobbling while they are coming off the field? Is the child slow to respond to coaches or other players? Does the child have a glazed look in their eyes? If a young athlete experiences a hit to the…
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