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Doctor insights on: Helmet Compression Syndrome

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Do all states require that motorists wear helmets now?

SADLY - NO!: Here is a breakdown state by state: http://news.Consumerreports.Org/cars/2011/06/state-by-state-guide-to-motorcycle-helmet-laws.Html the minority of states have universal mandatory motorcyle helmet requirements. ...Read more

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Should skateboarders wear helmets?

Should skateboarders wear helmets?

Of course!: Helmets save lives, on bikers, skaters, roller bladers, hockey players, football players, any sport with a risk of serious head injuury.... Basically any activity where there's a risk of serious head injury. ...Read more

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Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Will soccer players ever wear helmets?

Concussions Tragic: As a player& doctor i think the legacy of soccer concussions are potentially destructive over a lifetime for players just as we have seen in the nfl. Girls playing through college may be at higher risk. Current gear does not have strong proof of protection. Let's worry more about the players' brains & lives then if we can properly see them on the pitch. Better soft head wear may be out there yet. ...Read more

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Can helmets actually cause head injuries?

No: There is no evidence to show that helmets cause head injuries. ...Read more

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Why do I have to wear a helmet when I ride my bike, even on the country roads?

Protection: A fall from a bike can occur in any circumstance. In urban roads it might involve another vehicle which is less likely on a country road. But hidden hazards are present, and a fall off the bike can cause serious injury without a helmet. It is simply good self protection to always wear a helmet when riding a bike. ...Read more

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I never wore a bike helmet. Why should I if riding for pleasure slowly at 65?

I never wore a bike helmet. Why should I if riding for pleasure slowly at 65?

Accidents happen: First - just beacuse you were not injured in the past is not guarantee for future. Second - as a parent I do this as an example to the kids - no big deal and means a lot to them. ...Read more

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What sports require helmets?

What sports require helmets?

Collision sports: Most collision sports require participants to wear helmets. Some of the more typical team sports that fall in to this category are: football, lacrosse, hockey, other individual sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snow machine racing, and even auto racing (all types) require helmets to help protect your head from injury. ...Read more

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Can wearing a motorcycle helmet ever increase your chance of injury?

Can wearing a motorcycle helmet ever increase your chance of injury?

No: All the data is very clear-that helmets reduce injury and death on both motorcycles and bicycles. There is no credible evidence that helmets increase injury. Freak situations can always occur, but the data is incontrovertible on the protection they afford to almost all riders almost all the time. It's your brain, but you only get one. ...Read more

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Why do people ride motorcycles without helmets? Just to look cool?

Not so cool: Not very cool when you are in an ICU after brain surgery and on a ventilator. I've seen many,many people die on MCs from brain injury. There is a reason we call them donorcycles. ...Read more

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