This shouldn 't be a life or death situation. As stated in article 2, the long term effects of concussions range from behavioral changes to cognitive difficulties. Why allow yourself to fail at the next level of your life just because of an injury sustained while at a sport. Most athletes who experience a concussion can recover completely as long as they do not return to play
Since scientist have begun studying the effects of concussions on the brain with professional football players it has become apparent that concussions can lead to permanent brain damage and memory loss. Also, studies show that because of the speed and hits they receive every day, retired football players have developed brain diseases and short term memory which has made their lives a blight. Since the link of concussions to brain damage has been made, the NFL has made changes in the league to prevent these traumatic diseases. The league has changed the way they practice on the field and even the equipment they use. Even though there is no definite answer to solving the serious amounts of concussive cases in football, the game of football still goes on and precautions are being taken to prevent dramatic
I also believe that attempts to improve protective equipment can only go so far without seriously diminishing the skills and capacities of the player. Football is a violent game and every one involved in it knows that there will certainly be injuries. However, most injuries manifest themselves immediately, are orthopedic, not life-threatening, and with the help of nature and orthopedic medicine, will sooner or later heal. Injury to the brain is another matter.
Over 2 million children suffer concussions in sports every year. Many of these concussions go untreated and without proper treatment, these concussions can lead to serious health problems.Concussions are important because if they aren’t identified and treated it can lead to complications in an athlete’s life down the road, things like CTE can affect their mood and decisions later in life, possibly leading them to make choices they wouldn’t normally make like blowing their money, doing drugs, alcoholism and even committing suicide. People should be doing more to prevent and treat concussions in sports, specifically in football. Although people say that concussions are too hard to track and that the science is too new to rely on, symptoms of a concussion can be
One major problem that many doctors have recognized is that concussions not only affect players while they are playing the game of football but their lives long after their career ends. Articles written by (Nancy Didehbani) and (Marshall Kerr) discussions how player’s brains functions long after their careers end. Some of the issues they found with concussions are Short and long term memory loss, prescription drug abuse and depression and in some of the worst cases, suicide (Kerr). Studies of the brain after a NFL athlete’s careers show strong correlations linked to concussions. Which raises the question should the NFL require players who are diagnosed with concussions during their playing careers receive therapy and treatment in order to
Matt Calvert was hit in the face with a slapshot this season and had to leave and get 36 stitches in his face. However, the pro visors have good reasoning we believe the cages are the better choice. Will visors cost the team more money to wear them? If the college teams are allowed to wear visors then they would have to get a medic in the locker room or on the bench is a play goes wrong and the player needs to be operated on. Each team must have a minimum of 2 team physicians in attendence at games.
There are many things that can go wrong when the disease process starts attacking the respiratory parts of a person’s body, such as making it difficult to swallow or even breathe. It’s very unfortunate but there is only one way to prolong life when the respiratory portion of the body is attacked. There is only one outcome to this, and that is making a person’s life with ALS be enjoyable. There is no found cure for this disease; the only thing anyone can do is wait for a cure and look at the positive
The nervous system has many significant functions such as direction of your movements, focusing of the eyes, pain sensory, contraction of the muscles allowing your heart to pump sending blood and oxygen to all your vital organs and removing harmful toxins. Your brain is the control centre of the body. The most largest and complex part of the brain is the cerebrum, the centre of learning. This controls the way you use language, feel emotions and think. It is divided into two sides which are connected together by nerve bundles called the corpus callosum.
I hear a lot that after a baby gets vaccinations they tend to be sick for a couple days, They will have side effects such as high fevers and swelling. I can see why that would concern some parents because no one wants to see their baby suffer, But I would rather have my child be sick with something that can be solved with some Tylenol than something that can affect my child for a lifetime. My last question is that are we seeing the disease that we haven 't seen for decades now because people are vaccinating their children. I believe that it is true, we are seeing these old diseases because the disease is still out, but majority of the US are immune to it because we were vaccinated and now that it is a trend to not vaccinate your children we are seeing more and more kids getting disease that has been obsolete for years. Also, believe that because these diseases have been obsolete that the doctors do not have up to date treatment plans for them and that 's why these young children who are not immunized are catching these diseases and dying
Correspondingly, in the the article written by Adam Buckley Cohen, a New York Times journalist, stated, “And he recognized that if he kept taking hits year after year, he could suffer the same fate — or worse.” (Cohen, 1). The same fate as in developing mental diseases due to the reoccurring concussions. These developments are mostly known to occur on NFL veterans who have retired, but if sports keep pushing kids to work harder and to be more aggressive, kids may be developing it without us noticing already. Parents shouldn’t risk their kids’ future for sports when they 're not going to pursue it in the future. In the same token the article by Boston University that it ranked highly ranked in the medicine division also familiar with brain damage stated, “Nine-year NFL veteran, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Tom McHale was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by head trauma, when he died in 2008 at the age of 45.” (Boston University, 1).