Is Your Head in the Game?

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Is Your Head in the Game?
Sylvester Manning III
Essentials of College Writing/COMM 215
June 11, 2012
Lyn Wolford
Is Your Head in the Game?
The rate of concussions in contact sports is at an all time high and steadily growing at an alarming rate. With no definitive solution to this problem in sight, provisions must be put in place in order to protect our youth and professional athletes alike. Precautionary safety measures have been lackluster, and research on the issue, all but forgotten. With the advancements in technologies it is up to the authorities and more importantly the people to implement more effective means of safety, education, unyielding policies and severe punishments in order to protect the youth and professional athletes.
A concussion is defined as a traumatically induced physiological disruption of brain function with a short period of altered or loss of consciousness, when a concussion occurs the brain is shaken in such a forceful way inside the skull that it causes injury. Concussion rates have doubled in this decade and account for 1 out of 10 of all contact sport injuries (Barton, 2008), the Center for Disease Control (C.D.C) has concluded that concussions in the United States have reached an “epidemic level” and there are between 1.6 and 3.8 million sport related concussions every year (Halstead, 2010) (Lincoln, 2011). Symptoms include but are not limited to confusion, headache, amnesia, nausea, sensitivity to light, double vision, sleep disturbances, loss of consciousness and were reported to be linked to more serious conditions such as, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

Participation in high school athletics in the United States has regularly increased over the past 2 decades; there were approximately 7.5 million high school student-athletes in the 2008-2009 school year. As the number of…...

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