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February 23, 2017

Use caution with concussion statistics

Concussions remain the most important health issue in sports, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Not until we discover more effective and reliable methods for preventing, managing and recovering from traumatic brain injuries. The atten...


February 21, 2017

Maryland concussion bill seeks suspensions for coaches

A proposal in Maryland seeks mandatory suspensions for high school coaches who knowingly put a concussed athlete back into a game. State law already requires a doctor's clearance before athletes return to action following a head injury, and the l...


February 10, 2017

Study: Concussions can impair cardiovascular system

A new study suggests that sports-related concussions can also cause temporary impairment of the cardiovascular system. An article on the study will be published in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiolo...


February 8, 2017

N.M. bill would require athletes to learn about brain injuries

A proposal in New Mexico would require that young athletes be educated on the signs and symptoms of brain injuries before they ever step onto a playing field. A state law already requires that coaches learn about brain injuries, but Sen. Bill So...


February 2, 2017

Iowa lawmakers take aim at concussions in sports

Iowa legislators have introduced a bill that would require schools to have health care professionals on the sidelines during all contact sports. The bill is currently at the committee level, and it's unclear how much support it has within the legi...


February 1, 2017

Study: Team sports boost long-term happiness

A new study by the London School of Economics has found that team sports boost long-term happiness in addition to personal health. Researchers from the school studied 459 athletes between 12 and 20 years of age, and those who participated in team ...


January 23, 2017

Washington study finds no link between artificial turf and cancer

A new study in Washington has found no link between the crumb rubber found in artificial turf and cancer. The state-led study was limited in scope, but it mirrors a Dutch study released last year that similarly found artificial fields were safe fo...


January 23, 2017

Reducing the risk of football injuries, including concussions

Millions of youths and adolescent athletes participate in various levels of amateur sports each year in the United States with thousands more playing at intercollegiate levels. Despite increasing media attention and the best efforts of media and trai...


January 13, 2017

Bo Jackson: Risks would have kept me from football

Bo Jackson, one of the all-time greatest two-sport professional athletes, would have never stepped onto a football field had he known the health risks. The Heisman Trophy winner said as much this week, adding that there was "no way" he would allo...


December 27, 2016

Clemson researchers trying to improve helmet facemasks

From Clemson University A team of Clemson University researchers believes it can help make football safer by creating a facemask that helps reduce the severity of head injuries. The researchers are teaming up with Jay Elmore, owner of Green G...