Concussions

Study: Many Youth Football Helmets Don’t Fit Properly

New research found that the majority (74%) of football players’ helmets in youth football (7-12 years old) did not meet at least one component of the 13 criteria developed for proper football helmet fit, according... more »

Should Women Lacrosse Players Wear Helmets?

Research from Dr. Dawn Comstock, a sports injury expert with an extensive background in concussions, suggests some changes in the game of girls' lacrosse could help prevent concussions. Currently, the differences between the way the... more »

Study: Altering starting position may reduce head injuries

According to a recent study, offensive linemen experienced roughly 40 percent fewer hits to the head when they began the play in a two-point stance as opposed to a three-point stance. The research was conducted... more »

Neurocognitive testing for the management of concussions (sponsored)

Products HITCheck have been on the market for many years and have helped medical professionals take the guessing out of concussion management… more »

Sen. Durbin introduces Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act

The Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act would strengthen school procedures for handling student-athletes who suffer concussions. .. more »

New study highlights high school sports with highest concussion rates

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that concussion rates in football games are on the rise while concussion rates in practices are down… more »

PSA compares dangers of youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes

The Concussion Legacy Foundation last week unveiled its “Tackle Can Wait” PSA, comparing the dangers of youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes… more »

A comprehensive approach to concussions

Many athletes assume that a blow to the head is just part of the game. As they may have done many times before, they “shake it off” and resume play. Nobody wants to let down the team… more »

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