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Parents: More Bonks Are Worse Than One

There is a lot we don’t know about concussions, but today comes a new study which confirms what we have suspected for a long time: the more concussions in children , the longer it takes to recover. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has some advice for parents.

06/10/2013

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No Such Thing As A Rung Bell — This One Is For Parents

If you’re one of those people who believe “getting your bell rung” is a minor injury, think again. The largest study of its kind shows hits to the head add up, causing brain damage as early as the teen years. Dr. Dave Hnida has some advice for parents.

12/03/2012

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Former Denver Bronco Joins Growing List Of Players Suing NFL

A former Denver Bronco player has joined the growing list of former NFL players who have filed a lawsuit against the league.

06/01/2012

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Tom Nalen Thinks Timing Of Xanders Firing ‘Kind Of Weird’

Tom Nalen says he’s dropped 65 pounds since his playing days as a Pro Bowl center for Denver. He was the special guest on Xfinity Monday Live!, just hours after Broncos general manager Brian Xanders was let go.

05/08/2012

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Youth Concussion Rules Among New Colorado Laws

Young athletes in Colorado schools are getting protections from concussions with new guidelines for coaches and an agricultural tax break is going away as a handful of new laws take effect Jan. 1.

01/01/2012

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Study Shows Increase In Head ‘Bonks’

Concussions are no laughing matter. Yet the CDC says the numbers of kids going to the ER for a head injury is way up. But as Dr. Dave Hnida reports, the increase is not necessarily a bad thing.

10/06/2011

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Concussions Training Due To Become Law In Colorado

The nation’s most sweeping measure addressing youth-concussions in sports was signed into law Tuesday in Colorado.

03/29/2011

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Concussion Prevention Bill Moves Ahead In Colorado

bill to help prevent youth brain injuries by requiring that more coaches receive training about concussions moved a step closer to approval in Colorado Friday when the House tentatively agreed to the bill.

03/11/2011

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Coaches’ Concussion Requirement Moves Ahead In Colorado

A requirement that youth athletic coaches receive increased training in recognizing concussions has cleared an important step in the Colorado Senate.

02/21/2011

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Ed McCaffrey To Be On Hand To Support Youth Concussion Bill

A youth concussion legislation news conference is scheduled for Thursday at the state Capitol before a bill that helps to keep young athletes active and safe will be introduced in committee.

02/09/2011

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