By JENNY VRENTAS November 07, 2017 On the last play of Brett Favre’s football career, he suffered a concussion. In the seven years since his retirement, the Hall of Fame quarterback has become increasingly honest regarding his concerns about the long-term consequences of the sport through which he made his name. There are times Favre will run into […]
The Prevacus story starts in Tallahassee, specifically at Florida High and Florida State University. Where the story ends is uncertain because nobody has all the answers concerning the long-term effects of concussions. However, the potentially groundbreaking drug could help change that. Prevacus is being developed by Jake VanLandingham, a neuroscientist and a former member of […]
By Matt Horn July 15, 2013 After nearly 10 years in development; a new drug to help people with concussions is about to undergo testing. The drug, which was created in Florida, will help people after they get a concussion. Every year more than 1.3 million Americans bang their heads and end up with a […]
Kurt Zimmerman treats hundreds of athletes each year as Maclay’s athletic trainer. This is his seventh year at the school. But Zimmerman only started learning about concussions four years ago. He’s now using the ImPACT testing tool, a computerized-based system that helps determine whether an individual can return to play. It’s a staple in Leon County, one of the only counties in Florida to implement this protocol at the high school level.
Amber Eagen can remember the first time she got a concussion. It was two years ago during a basketball game. She took an elbow to the head and dropped to the floor. “I had never gotten one before,” Eagen said. “And I didn’t know how bad it was. I hear about concussions, but you never really know what it’s like until you go through it.”