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Youth Sports Concussions

Chris Borland Retirement Decision: 3 Lessons for Sports Parents

Brooke de Lench | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Brooke de Lench

The decision by San Francisco 49er Chris Borland to retire from the NFL after just one season out of concern for the long-term effect of head trauma has predictably generated a media firestorm. But lost amid the hoopla is what it means for sports parents.

WATCH: Overzealous Dad Breaks Hockey Glass, Gets Yelled At

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.23.2015 | Sports

Dear Parents, Please, don't be like Paul. Paul gets a little too "into" his kid's hockey games. He yells at the refs; he bangs on the glass; he sha...

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...

Childhood Concussion Studies Butt Heads

| Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tara Haelle (Click here for the original article) A long overdue and growing body of research on concussions is providing today's young athlete...

U.S. Launches Study Into Kids' Sports Concussions

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. government launched on Monday a sweeping study of rising sports-related concussio...

The Youth Football Dilemma

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 12.09.2012 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

The positive social impacts of youth football must be weighed against the health consequences of repeated blows to the head.

Head Games And Youth Sports: Have We Gone Too Far?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

We have to ask, what is the risk of letting our children participate in contact sports and what can be done to protect them?

Education in Chicago: Our Sports Madness Puts Tens of Thousands of Child Athletes in Danger

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

Let's get rid of that national monument to flaunted hypocrisy: intercollegiate athletics. Let's start over, with voluntary intramural sports only.