League of Denial by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

Weekly Trip to the Library

It’ is football season, so no better time to read League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru. It is vital for all nannies to be aware of the symptoms of concussions and the possible causes of brain damage of their charges that play sports.

In League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth the authors explain that American football has achieved unprecedented heights of popularity among men and women, boys and girls, young and old. Ratings have reached a level that even high school games are sometimes broadcast nationally. As a result, professional football is Very Big Business, generating billions of dollars of profits.

The sordid and despicable actions and inactions of the National Football League (NFL) are detailed by focusing on science researchers and on some of the affected players.

The tale is one of lying, denying and public relations overdrive by executives and operatives of the NFL. The fact is that the NFL knew but never acknowledged that repeated concussions caused by repeated trauma to the head causes irreversible and continuing internal brain damage. That damage leads to psychiatric and physical problems that lead to the early deaths of players preceded by years of behavioral changes paired with physical disability.

What should be understood by nannies, parents, coaches and all who are concerned about those engaged in athletics is the nature of injuries to the brain? When the brain ricochets off the inside of the skull as a result of trauma, nerve cells die and brain damage occurs. Whether a diagnosis of concussion is confirmed or not, damage has been done.

Other sports, such as soccer and lacrosse also pose risks. It is important for nannies to learn the symptoms of concussions and the possible causes of brain damage. This book is a provocative tool for any guardian of an athlete.

You can purchase your own copy of the book by clicking the links below:

League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth

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