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UAB Neuroscience Café – Concussion in Football
April 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
When a football player suffers a concussion during a game or practice, it’s serious business. In a concussion, the brain shakes so forcefully that it hits the inside of the skull. That injures the brain . Doctors, coaches, and researchers are focused on the damage concussions can do to football players’ brains as a result of the many tackles they endure. Research shows that athletes who have repeated concussions are more likely to get long-term brain damage, including a condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease that mimics dementia. Join us as UAB doctors and researchers discuss what we know about concussion in football and what we’re doing about it.