October 23, 2017

Researchers say concussion laws are making a difference

A new analysis published by the American Journal of Public Health has found that laws and other preventative measures used in the fight against concussions are making a difference. [caption id="attachment_14540" align="alignright" width="252"] P...

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October 20, 2017

Massachusetts lawmakers reviewing concussion proposals

Massachusetts' Joint Committee on Public Health began hearing testimony this week on a number of proposals that would address concussions in high school and youth sports. Six different bills have been put forward by state lawmakers. One would cre...

June 26, 2017

Warren Sapp: Eliminate tackling in youth football leagues

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp says changes must be made to improve the long-term health of football players, and that starts by eliminating tackling in all youth leagues. [caption id="attachment_24204" align="alignright" width="271"] NFL Hall of F...

May 23, 2017

Penn launches five-year study on sports-related concussions

The University of Pennsylvania is teaming up with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) on a five-year study to improve the diagnosis of sports-related concussions. The study will be funded by a $4.5 million grant from the National Instit...

February 23, 2017

Between the Lines: 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...