Monthly Archives: December 2017

Are Colorado’s Concussion Laws Working?

Back in 2011, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law the Jake Snakenberg Youth Sports Concussion Act. This law requires that student athletes be removed from the field of play if they show signs or having a concussion. Any athlete removed from play for a concussion must get clearance from a healthcare professional before they can return to play. This law is meant to prevent athletes from suffering recurrent brain injuries that could have lasting effects, but are these concussion laws working? A new study from researchers at the University of Colorado aims to find out. How Effective Are Colorado’s Concussion Laws? Dawn Comstock—a researcher at Colorado School of Public Health—and several colleagues have published a study in the online edition of the American Journal of Public Health. This study looks at data from the national database called High School RIO, which is part of a nationwide effort to track high school…
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What Are the Best Winter Upgrades for My Bike?

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and with it goes the last remaining days of fall. That means riding season has all but ended, and it’s time to tuck your bike away until spring. However, that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop having fun with two-wheeled steed. The offseason is also the time to pull out your wrench and start those winter upgrades, but what is the best upgrade for your ride? The Best Winter Upgrades for Your Motorcycle Do you like riding long distances? Does the open road call for you every time spring arrives, and you can’t help but to roll hundreds of miles under tire? Well, here are some upgrades you should consider: Tires– It would stink to get out on that long ride just to find out your old tires are bald. Switch those out for some new rubber. New Bars– The perfect addition to your bike…
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Just How Much Distracted Driving Damage Does Pokémon Go Cause?

In July of 2016, a video game was released that would change the way people played with their smartphones. Pokémon Go was an instant sensation, allowing players to catch pocket monsters in augmented reality (AR). This combination of virtual characters and real surroundings delighted millions as they set out on adventures to “collect them all,” but this game turned out to be more dangerous than many anticipated. Now, a new study is trying to tally the distracted driving damage caused by Pokémon Go, and the results are astonishing. How Destructive Was Pokémon Go Distracted Driving Damage? Researchers Mara Faccio and John J. McConnell of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University noticed a corresponding trend between the increasing rate of smartphone app downloads and the number of car crashes in the country. This led the duo to examine this trend, but the variety of factors involved made it hard…
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