Concussion

Being able to identify the symptoms of concussion in youth contact sports is not only critical to the safety of young athletes, it’s also Erie County Law. Now there’s training to back it up.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The University at Buffalo is receiving a grant that officials say will help them move forward with a study on concussions and their effects on teen athletes.

WBFO News file photo

Factions in the Erie County Legislature are arguing over how to do something about the problem of sports concussions among young people.

UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Researchers studying the effects on concussions on athletes hope the new film Concussion will raise awareness about the effects of head trauma on the brain. 

from Dent Neurologic website

With Will Smith lending his star power for the movie "Concussion," public awareness is building on the dangers of head injuries.  Adding to that dialogue is a local expert who encourages parents to be informed as their children participate in contact sports.


canisius.edu

People with post-concussion syndrome may benefit from pioneering treatment developed in Buffalo.

WBFO Photo

It's something that many hope could lead to a gradual and fundamental change in Canada's national sport: Canada's largest minor hockey league is phasing out body checking at the Bantam level. The move is being made in the face of growing medical evidence about concussions.

GoFundMe's "Circle the Wagons for Darryl Talley" / WBFO News

The heart-wrenching story of former Buffalo Bills linebacker Darryl Talley prompted one life-long fan to start a campaign to help the 14-year NFL veteran.