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Posts Tagged ‘youth concussions’

By On October 29th, 2014

Dr. Robert Cantu Talks On Brain Injuries In Youth Soccer

Dr. Robert Cantu is widely considered on of the nation’s top experts on concussions and brain trauma, especially within youth sports. As the chief of neurosurgery at Emerson Hospital and co-director of Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Cantu has regularly pushed for greater safety practices in youth football and other sports.…

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By On October 10th, 2014

Two New Studies Show Concussion Misconceptions Still Common Among Parents

There are a fair amount of misconceptions surrounding concussions, and Medical Xpress reports two new studies suggest these widespread misunderstandings and myths could be hindering the treatment and recovery of children who have experienced a brain injury. The two studies were presented today at a pre-conference symposium on pediatric sports medicine at the American Academy…

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By On July 16th, 2014

Clearing Up Even More Myths About Concussions

I don’t know anyone without at least a loose idea of what concussions are, but when it comes to the details things get a bit messier. Due to a combination of widespread misinformation and new information coming out constantly, myths and misunderstandings about when it comes to concussions and brain injuries as a whole. I’ve…

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By On May 29th, 2014

The Big Announcements from The White House Summit on Sports Concussions

Today, President Obama is bringing together 200 sports officials, medical experts, parent activists, and young athletes for the first White House summit on sports concussions, and the day looks to be filled with announcements from numerous important institutions within sports and medicine. The Associated Press received many of these announcements ahead of the opening of…

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By On May 19th, 2014

White House Announces Concussion Summit

Over the past few years, the issue of brain injuries in sports of all levels has gone from a little-talked about health concern into one of the biggest health issues of our time. The topic underscores every conversation about professional sports and safety, and it has become a major concern for a quickly growing number…

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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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By On April 10th, 2014

More Student-Athletes are Following Concussion Guidelines

The vast majority of recent studies on school-age athletes and brain injuries have been worrisome. Last year, one study reported that nearly half of all high school athletes claimed they would purposefully not report concussion symptoms if it would keep them in competition, and another Canadian study claimed that one in five students have suffered…

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