What are the risks of concussion in contact sports?

If you play a contact sport like football, or know someone who does, what should you know about concussions and health risks? Not being the most active person around, I asked Doug Martini, a PhD student in the University of Michigan Neurosport Research Laboratory, what he thought it was important to know. And this video is the result! Risk Bites is supported by: University of Michigan Risk Science Center. http://riskscience.umich.edu University of Michigan School of Public Health. http://www.sph.umich.edu/ Backing track: Based on Blue and Green by Rimsky. http://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty_free_music/songs/blue-and-green FURTHER INFORMATION AND READING General: University of Michigan Neurosport Research Laboratory: http://kines.umich.edu/lab/neurosport-research-laboratory Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/ http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/index.html Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012 http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/47/5/250.full National Athletic Trainers Association Position Statement on the Management of Sport Concussion http://www.nata.org/News%20Release/nata-issues-new-position-statement-management-sport-concussion Research papers: Broglio, S.P., et al., The persistent effects of concussion on neuroelectic indices of attention. J Neurotrauma, 2009. 26(9): p. 1463-1470. DOI: 10.1089/neu.2008.0766. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1089/neu.2008.0766 Pontifex, M.B., et al., The association between mild traumatic brain injury history and cognitive control. Neuropsychologia, 2009. 47(14): p. 3210-3216. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.07.021 http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.07.021 Martini, D.N., et al., The chronic effects of concussion on gait. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2011. 92(4): p. 585-589. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2010.11.029 http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2010.11.029 Sosnoff, J.J., et al., Previous mild traumatic brain injury and postural control dynamics. J Athl Train, 2011. 46(1): p. 85-91. DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-46.1.85 http://dx.doi.org/ 10.4085/1062-6050-46.1.85 Breedlove, E.L., et al., Biomechanical correlates of symptomatic and asymptomatic neurophysiological impairment in high school football. J Biomech, 2012. 45(7) pp1265-1272. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2012.01.034 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2012.01.034 Talavage, T.M., et al., Functionally-detected cognitive impairment in high school football players without clinically-diagnosed concussion. J Neurotrauma, 2010. 31(4): pp327-338. DOI: 10.1089/neu.2010.1512 http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/neu.2010.1512 Bazarian, J.J., et al., Subject-specific changes in brain white matter on diffusion tensor imaging after sports-related concussion. Magn Reson Imaging, 2011. 30(2): p. 171-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2011.10.001 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mri.2011.10.001 Risk Bites is your guide to making sense of risk. We cover everything from understanding and balancing the risks and benefits of everyday products, to health science more broadly, to the potential impacts of emerging technologies, to making sense of risk perception. If you enjoy our videos, please subscribe, and spread the word! Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/RiskBites

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