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Sport en Harsingskudding

Sport en Harsingskudding

Written by on May 13, 2014 in Concussion Articles

Neem jou kind aan kontaksport deel, is harsingskudding maar altyd in ’n mens se agterkop. Maar latere probleme kan voorkom word. Rooi Rose Magazine, June 2014, Page 84.

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Dr Jon Patricios on News24

Dr Jon Patricios on News24

Written by on February 17, 2014 in Concussion Articles

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Dr Jon Patricios named on IRB panel

Dr Jon Patricios named on IRB panel

Written by on February 17, 2014 in Concussion Articles

SA Rugby Union medical consultant Jon Patricios has been appointed to an expert International Rugby Board concussion advisory panel.

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NFL-Goodell reassures players after Johnson blames concussions

NFL-Goodell reassures players after Johnson blames concussions

Written by on August 12, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

The NFL’s stance on the health of players was under the spotlight on Friday after linebacker Ted Johnson, who helped the New England Patriots to three Super Bowl titles, said that a series of concussions had impaired him.

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Concussion can be a killer

Concussion can be a killer

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

Concussion is nothing new – it was probably invented by cudgel-wielding cavemen. And until not so long ago, a wallop to the head was identified as concussion if it lead to brief loss of consciousness or amnesia.

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Concussion in schoolboy rugby not all one big headache

Concussion in schoolboy rugby not all one big headache

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

Figures from SA Rugby indicate that 12-15 percent of boys playing rugby in any given season will be concussed and that there is a 50 percent chance of a player receiving a blow to the head, resulting in concussion, at some time in his school rugby career.

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Concussion associated with depression

Concussion associated with depression

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

A study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting by Kevin Guskiewicz and others and about to be published in Med Sci Sports Exerc claims that the risk of depression later in life is three times higher in those American football players who have suffered three or more concussive episodes in their career..

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Concussion programme will save lives

Concussion programme will save lives

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

Two of South African rugby’s most accomplished and well-known medical doctors have introduced a preventative concussion programme which should go a long way towards alleviating the dangers that led to the tragedy in Pretoria a few months ago.

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Bodies on the Line: M-Net’s Carte Blanche

Bodies on the Line: M-Net’s Carte Blanche

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

A schoolboy died last week following a rugby match. Another boy was left paralysed by school rugby and scores of schoolboys continue to suffer severe injuries due to this game. But who’s to blame? Are school medical facilities up to scratch? Carte Blanche goes in search of the root of the problem.

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Shock at death of school player, aged only 18

Shock at death of school player, aged only 18

Written by on May 22, 2013 in Concussion Articles with 0 Comments

Several parents and coaches of Pretoria high school rugby players have reacted with shock to the death of Hoërskool Gerrit Maritz pupil Tommie Watson, 18, but say the sport is dangerous only if rules are ignored.

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