Virginia studying Brain Injury and Sports Concussion

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Brain injury in sports can occur even without outward manifestation, such as bleeding, swelling of the skull, bruising of the skin or laceration. Sports medicine specialists who study head injury in athletics have long noted that it is the movement of the brain inside the hard, bony shell (the cranium) that often determines the nature

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Player Size Increases NFL Health Risks

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When I followed professional football as a teenager in the 1970s, only Bubba Smith weighed more than 300 pounds. Now, “super sized” linemen are commonplace. Can you imagine a 300 pound person falling on top of you ? How about 2 or 3 ?!!? What about the health effects on these gigantic players, making sudden

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New Years Day Fun at Reston Town Center

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In a new addition to the New Years Day racing lineup in Northern Virginia, our friends at Potomac River Running (“PRR”) have come up with a New Year’s Day 5k in Reston. The 5k started on Market Street at the Reston Town Center at the very civilized hour of 10 a.m. One of the advantages

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Law Enforcement and Bikers ID

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Would the cops really frisk a cyclist in spandex ? This is not as off-the-wall question as it may seem. After representing several bikers picked up by local police for violations of state law, I was asked could they have gotten tickets (and potentially points on their Division of Motor Vehicles record) if they did

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