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A strong blow or rough rocking of the head can cause the brain to impact with the skull, resulting in traumatic brain injury.
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Autopsies of American football players’ brains built our current understanding of the hazards associated with repeated blows to the head.
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Smelling salts, an old remedy for fainting, are now used by some athletes to trigger alertness. Neurologist Erin Manning explains how they work.
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The 2019 Brain Prize winners Marie-Germaine Bousser and Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve discuss the discovery of CADASIL, the most common inherited stroke disorder.
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The brain’s ability to rebuild broken connections is the key behind recovering from brain injuries and strokes.
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Chronic pain can cause severe cognitive effects, but relief may come from a surprising source.
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Christopher Giza, professor of pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, explains what happens when you’re knocked out.
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Mark Goldberg, chair of the department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, answers your questions about strokes.
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Research shows that even mild TBI can cause permanent brain changes in young adults – and that the damage worsens over time.
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There’s a lot going on inside the brain of a World Cup athlete — and a lot that could go wrong with a hard hit or blow to the head.
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Learn what happens in the nervous system during a stroke, and how the brain works to repair the damage.
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Sports-related head injuries can pose long-term consequences for athletes.
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