Posts Tagged ‘concussion prevention’

By On September 2nd, 2016

Pop Warner Football takes a hit on concussions

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Pop Warner, the youth football league, for neglecting to exercise caution and standards to prevent and manage concussions. Pop Warner has a relationship to Football USA, the youth division of the NFL. I remember my eldest son getting suited up for Pop Warner football when he was…


By On June 15th, 2016

Yet Another Wearable Device Claims To Prevent Concussion

Today, Sports Illustrated published a huge article on a new wearable piece of technology that is purported to protect athletes against concussions. Sound familiar? It seems every few months a new technology is released that makes revolutionary claims about reducing football and other sports-related TBI. The idea behind the latest project, called the Q-Collar, is…


By On January 21st, 2016

Many Products Marketed For Concussion Recovery Are Too Good To Be True

As the concussion crisis in sports has brought increased attention to the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury, new problems have also arisen. Specifically, a whole new market has arisen promising to protect athletes from concussions and miraculously improve brain injured athletes’ recoveries. From herbal supplements, helmet innovations, and now a so-called “super-milk”, there’s a…


By On October 9th, 2015

Cyclists Who Wear Helmets Are Much Less Likely To Experience TBI

It should come as no surprise, but a new study shows wearing a bicycle helmet significantly decreases the risk of experiencing a traumatic brain injury or death from a crash. Researchers from the University of Arizona found that helmet-wearing cyclists are 58 percent less likely to experience severe traumatic brain injury, according to findings presented…


By On December 24th, 2014

Winter Tips For Protecting Yourself From Brain Injury

Oklahoma may have avoided winter weather for the most part, but with Christmas tomorrow, cold weather isn’t far away. Winter is a particularly risky time for brain injury as wet and slippery weather make the risk of falls considerably higher. Falling can cause serious injuries including lacerations or broken bones, but falling is also one…

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