Posts Tagged ‘concussion rates’

By On January 20th, 2017

High School Soccer Players See Increasing Concussion Rates

As football continues to face criticism for its handling of concussions and the long-term risks of playing the violent sport, many younger athletes and their parents are opting for “safer” alternatives. In the past few years, soccer has enjoyed a resurgence due to its perceived safety. Unfortunately, soccer has its own issues with concussions. A…


By On August 17th, 2016

Concussion Rates Shoot Up For Adolescents, But Is It a Bad Thing?

The number of concussions being diagnosed in America is on the rise, especially among adolescents. Those are the findings of new research from UC San Francisco in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine this week. “Our study evaluated a large cross-section of the U.S. population,” says lead author Alan Zhang, MD, UCSF Health orthopaedic surgeon.…


By On May 6th, 2014

New Study Shows That Youth Concussion Rates Have Doubled

A recent study published online in the American Journal of Sports Medicine shows that concussion rates in U.S. high-school athletes doubled between 2005 and 2012, but the findings may actually be good news according to the researchers. The national study used data from nine different team sports and found that the rate of concussions rose…

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