This fall, tens of thousands of American football players, from grade-schoolers on up to the pros, will be treated for concussions.
Concussion Linked to 56 Percent Increase in Neurological Disease, UCSF Study Shows.
Do concussions affect women differently than men? What impact do they have on a person’s psychological health? Rutgers researchers are at the forefront of examining concussions’ effect on female athletes and how psychological health impacts recovery time.
Concussion has dogged the NFL since the 1990s, and its initial response––avoidance and superficial gestures to mollify critics––damaged its public image. However, in recent years, the league has repositioned itself as a leader in concussion prevention and research, a new University of Michigan study shows.