Concussions: A century of controversy and research

Source: University of Michigan Health Lab

In 1905, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that nineteen high school and college students died after suffering football-related injuries,and it described efforts at the time to address deaths and injuries associated with football. A century later, there is still controversy surrounding concussions.

People like athletes and military members are at a higher risk for concussion-related chronic brain injury. 

More than 100 years after the issue was first recognized in the press, modern scientists are still working to find ways to prevent concussions and to diagnose chronic brain injury early.

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