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Research and science of concussions: Diagnosis, treatment, prevention

In our quest to better understand concussions — specifically in conjunction with this series of stories — what follows is a primer on defining...
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Torrey Van Winden has “recently come into hope, which has been a long process”

Torrey Van Winden is recovering from concussions that have de-railed her volleyball career. The 6-foot-3 senior All-American from Napa, California, not only missed her team's first-round...

Concussions: USC setter Mullahey’s career ended from hit in head

Michael Mullahey is a former USC men’s setter from Manhattan Beach. He was hit in the head in practice in October 2016 and has...
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Sports governing bodies have developed concussion policies, protocols

Governing bodies across all sports — many perhaps prompted by increased awareness and liability — have adopted official policies and protocols to deal with...
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Volleyball Concussions: “It’s scary. It’s a hard injury to deal with.”

Volleyball has a concussion problem. It’s not new, but it’s there, and, from all accounts, it’s worse than ever. When we asked longtime Arizona women’s coach...
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Concussions: Prevention strategies from USA Volleyball’s Dr. Chris Koutures

Chris Koutures MD, FAAP, is a dual board-certified pediatric and sports medicine specialist who practices at ActiveKidMD in Anaheim Hills, Calif. In 2008, served...

Stetson beach player Alexa Richardson deals with impact of concussions

Alexa Richardson smiled. “It’s interesting, because it isn’t a contact sport,” the Stetson University beach volleyball player said. “You’d think it wouldn’t be that big of...
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Hawai’i beach player Julia Scoles’ gut-wrenching story of recovering from concussions

     One year ago, VolleyballMag.com published a package of 12 stories about concussions in volleyball. When she saw them, Hawai'i beach volleyball player...

Volleyball Concussions: Boys coach Rob Holley deals with after effects months later

“There are four things that are extremely important that you do during this tryout,” Rob Holley said to a gathered group of athletes at...

UNC racked up more injuries — including concussions — than can be imagined...

What happened to North Carolina in 2017 should never happen to any program. When the Tar Heels limped across the finish line, coach Joe Sagula...

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