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Sports Concussions

A Call to Action: Youth Sports Reform

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 12.21.2014 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

Unfortunately, we are now seeing our young athletes dropping out of organized sports at record levels: according to an annual survey conducted by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association,

Are States Doing Enough To Protect High School Athletes?

stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports

Athens, Georgia -- When Georgia public high schools were asked several years ago to devise a policy to govern sports activities during periods of high...

Obama To Announce Initiatives To Reduce Youth Concussions

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Some of the commitments President Barack Obama will announce Thursday at a White House summit on youth sports concussions: RESEARCH AND DATA COLLECTI...

Child Gladiators

Betty Goldstein | Posted 04.05.2014 | Sports
Betty Goldstein

There is MADD to protect our children from drunk drivers and we have AMBER Alert to help find our abducted children. But where is the outrage against sending these children onto the battlefield so that the networks can make millions?

POLL: Many Americans Don't Want Their Kids Playing Football

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Sports

Many Americans fear football concussions, a new poll suggests. Forty percent of Americans would rather have their children play a sport other than ...

REPORT: MLB Player Who Committed Suicide Suffered From CTE

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Former Major League Baseball player Ryan Freel suffered from degenerative brain disease at the time his suicide in December 2012, his family announced...

10 Ex-NHL Players File Concussions Lawsuit

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 11.25.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten former National Hockey League players are claiming in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn't done enough to protect pla...

WATCH: Lingerie Football Players Speak Out

Posted 11.15.2013 | Sports

The NFL isn't the only football league dealing with player safety issues. According to several former players, the women of the Legends Football Leagu...

The Interesting Case of LCD Screens and Post Concussive Headaches

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

Managing headaches is a significant part of treating post concussive syndrome in my practice, particularly among high school kids, because of another major issue: pixelated screens.

The Anatomy of a Concussion

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

A strong enough impact, or even a lighter impact at just the right angle (like a dodgeball to the head, a hit against a soccer pole or a sail boom), can jostle the brain forcefully within the skull.

University May Soon Have New Understanding Of The Brain

AP | ERIC OLSON | Posted 07.05.2013 | College

LINCOLN, Neb. -- If all goes according to Dennis Molfese's plan, the day is coming when a football player who takes a hit to the head will come to the...

Focus on Concussion Neglects the Broader Picture of Athletes' Health

Shawn Sorenson | Posted 02.06.2013 | College
Shawn Sorenson

Concussion is critically important to understand, prevent, and manage. Continued research, education, and advocacy are essential to that end. But concussion does not single-handedly determine an athlete's health and well-being.

Is Cycling as Dangerous as Football?

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

Riding a bike has a very important place in our culture. Kids love it; it's a great way to commute; it's a lifelong sport with an emphatic community focused on health, friendships, and family; and it's really fun. Accidents happen in cycling, as with any other sport.

Youth Sports Injuries: What a Headache!

Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS

As kids return to school and embark upon a new school sport season, stories like Tracy's have put MTBIs -- as well as other sports-related injuries -- at the center of a debate that asks whether the price of getting hurt for the game is too high.

Concussions: Is Your Child Safe Playing Youth Athletics?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Concussions in children and adolescents over 10 years of age are more likely to occur in organized sports than other activities. It is sometimes amazing that our children survive their early childhood.

Local Leadership on Athletic Injury

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 10.20.2012 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Athletes are largely in denial about their physical condition. From the days of Pop Warner and Little League they accept the fact that pain and injury are part of the game -- they play under all circumstances and fear being seen as a "training room player."

Junior Seau's Brain Donated For Research

AP | BERNIE WILSON | Posted 07.04.2012 | Sports

Junior Seau's brain will be donated by his family for research into football-related head injuries. San Diego Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell said...

Brain Condition Speculated To Be A Factor In Junior Seau's Suicide

| Posted 05.03.2012 | Science

NFL legend Junior Seau died yesterday after reportedly shooting himself in the chest, according to various news reports. What prompted the apparent s...

What Does Boxing Do To The Brain?

ABC News | Posted 04.19.2012 | Sports

Ten years later, Ciancaglini was on track to become a middleweight champ himself. But repeated blows to the head, and failure to give his brain time t...

Is 'Old School' Hockey Mentality Hurting The NHL?

Posted 03.09.2012 | Sports

By Mike Viola, The Hockey Writers There is an epidemic in today’s NHL. Stars are dropping left and right and it is taking away from the game...

Did Rule Change Cut NFL Concussions In Half?

National Football Post | Posted 02.17.2012 | Sports

It was nearly a year ago that the NFL announced kickoffs would be moved from the 30- to the 35-yard line with the stated goal of reducing concussions....

How Harmful Is Boxing?

AP | By TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 02.16.2012 | Sports

LAS VEGAS -- The question has puzzled doctors since the days Joe Louis ruled the heavyweight division and boxing rivaled baseball as the biggest sport...

Shaken Heads and Heads In the Sand

Kristina Groves | Posted 03.11.2012 | Sports
Kristina Groves

The NHL can keep their heads in the sand as long as they like -- who am I to tell them what to do? Meanwhile, their stars, their raison d'etre, are losing their futures, and in some cases, their lives.

Sidney Crosby's Future In Doubt

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

-- Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is participating in light exercise but remains sidelined indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms. Crosb...

Flyers' Pronger Out For Rest Of Season, Playoffs

AP | Posted 02.14.2012 | Sports

MONTREAL — Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs because of severe post-concussion syn...