September 7, 2016

Delaware expands concussion law to athletes outside of schools

Delaware kids who participate in recreation, club and youth sports organizations will now be subject to the same concussion guidelines as those participating in school-sponsored athletics. Gov. Jack Markell signed the bill on Tuesday, expanding o...

July 22, 2016

Study: Limits on football practice contact making a big difference

Limiting contact during high school football practices was undoubtedly going to reduce head-impact exposure for athletes, but we were unsure just how much. Now, we finally have an idea. [caption id="attachment_14682" align="alignright" width="...

July 22, 2016

Study finds concussions prevalent in water polo

A new study has found that more than one-third of water polo players have suffered at least one concussion during their careers. [caption id="attachment_16965" align="alignleft" width="254"] Photo: Marie-Lan Nguyen[/caption] The study, conducte...

July 13, 2016

Concussion worries force Pa. town to end youth tackle football

Concerns over concussions have forced a Pennsylvania community to drop tackle football for its youth programs. The Windber Youth Football League (Windber, Pennsylvania) switched from flag to tackle football six seasons ago, but concussion worries ...

July 12, 2016

Study finds concussions have doubled among U.S. kids

A recent study has found that concussions are on the rise among U.S. kids and teens. The study, presented Sunday at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's annual meeting, concluded that concussions during adolescence may be more c...

June 15, 2016

Florida, Texas move to track concussions in schools

Beginning this fall, Florida and Texas will be taking a closer look at concussions in all high school sports. Both states recently approved measures to collect data from schools regarding the number of concussions in each sport. The mandates are ...

May 3, 2016

Mich. reports concussion numbers for winter prep sports season

From the MHSAA The Michigan High School Athletic Association has found through collection of preliminary data that fewer than 2% of its more than 70,000 winter student-athletes experienced potential concussions during the season that concluded in...

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March 15, 2016

Study: Age difference not a factor in concussion recovery

From the National Athletic Trainers' Association At the seventh Youth Sports Safety Summit on Tuesday, leading health care experts released a new study — “Age Differences in Recovery After Sport-Related Concussion: A Comparison of High School...