Concussions

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 »

Examining subconcussive hits in sports

There is growing concern that low magnitude, more frequent subconcussive impacts could be the ticking time bomb that leads to long-term repercussions… more »

Study: Rugby-style tackling may have lower force of impact than football style

The style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football, according to a preliminary study of college athletes released Tuesday. The study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Sports Concussion Conference this month in Indianapolis.

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Study Investigates Cannabis Therapies for Concussions

The NHL Alumni Association has partnered with cannabis company Canopy Growth, a cannabis company located in Canada, to conduct a one-year study investigating the possibility of cannabinoids helping treat post-concussion neurological problems. The study will be... more »


When There’s Proper Care

The proper treatment of an athlete who suffered a concussion begins with timely reporting by the athlete.  It's not surprising, however, that the likelihood of an athlete coming forward about a concussion decreases greatly when... more »


Detecting Impairments

A new method of brainwave monitoring called “brain vital signs” allowed a team of researchers to identify neurophysiological impairments in ice hockey players.

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End of the Road

Five concussions in four-and-a-half years forced Nora Kiesler, a senior center for the Purdue University women’s basketball team, to give up the game. Here’s a look at how she got to this point. 

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