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Pop Warner Football Modifies Rules to Help Reduce Concussions

The Pop Warner youth football group issued new practice guidelines this week in an attempt to reduce concussions and head injuries among the more than 400,000 children who participate in youth football leagues in the United States. Pop Warner is a major source and feeder system for high school, college, and professional football – more […]

Baseline Concussion Testing Guide

Baseline Concussion Testing for Sports Teams and School Athletic Departments. A Guide for Coaches, Athletic Trainers, Physicians, and Parents. A number of high profile cases involving long term risks of concussions in contact sports has spurred sports concussion legislation in many states. State legislation will typically require mandatory concussion management policies that school administrators and […]

Chronic Brain Trauma in Soldiers and Veterans

A recent research article by Dr. Bennet Omalu in the journal Neurosurgical Focus highlights a probable connection between blast-related brain injuries common in Iraq and Afghanistan deployments, and a brain disease usually associated with certain sports like boxing, American football, and hockey. This connection was first reported in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof. […]

Soccer Headers and Brain Damage – An Open Question?

Several health and science news stories have reported on research studies that looked at soccer headers and possible brain damage. Current research isn’t conclusive on the short term effects of multiple headers off a soccer ball, at least when it comes to cognitive performance. What did jump out at me from one study was that […]

NFL (Slightly) Modifies Concussion Protocol

At the beginning of January the NFL expanded concussion guidelines to include the ability to “allow the (team) medical staff to review the network video of any play during which a player was injured.” This change was prompted by the December 8 concussion received by Browns quarterback Colt McCoy in a game against Pittsburgh. McCoy […]

Concussion Testing Guide for Sports Teams

Best Practices for Sports Teams and School Athletic Departments. A Guide for Coaches, Athletic Trainers, Physicians, and Parents. A number of high profile cases involving long term risks of concussions in contact sports has spurred sports concussion legislation in many states. State legislation will typically require mandatory concussion management policies that school administrators and athletic […]

Evaluating Computerized Concussion Testing Systems

State legislation for school sports concussion policies are gaining rapid approval. Over 30 states will have enacted laws regarding school sports concussion policies by the end of 2011, with many other states planning to pass sports concussion legislation in 2012. School administrators and athletic departments are responsible for implementing the intent of these laws, which […]

Increase in Youth Sports Concussions and TBI

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that shows a marked increase in hospital emergency room for sports related concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), especially for young males aged 10 to 19 years. The study, which looked at ER visits over 2001 to 2009, showed a 60% total increase for […]