sports concussions

"Regardless of how you get it, through BMX or hockey, you are at risk for this."
As I drove home alone from the movie Concussion, tears overwhelmed me. This blockbuster film unveils the research on brain damage suffered by professional football players. The movie vividly depicts famous football players whose minds become their worst enemy.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Ali Wallace, currently Miss Oregon. Early September she will head to Atlantic City to compete in the Miss America Pageant. Ali is a beautiful, smart, young woman who also happens to have an invisible injury that she struggles with every day -- a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
3. What Does A Body Good -- On The Media Vani Hari, better known as the Food Babe, has successfully campaigned to get the
Hopefully once more light is shed on the subject matter, concussion sufferers will no longer have to experience the shame and isolation that, despite the head injury, I remember so well.
Unfortunately, we are now seeing our young athletes dropping out of organized sports at record levels: according to an annual survey conducted by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association,
Death of a Viking The Dangers of Overuse In addition, some states and state athletic associations now require that schools
There is MADD to protect our children from drunk drivers and we have AMBER Alert to help find our abducted children. But where is the outrage against sending these children onto the battlefield so that the networks can make millions?
From 2010 to 2012, America's biggest youth football program saw a 9.5 percent decrease in participation, possibly reflecting
Former Major League Baseball player Ryan Freel suffered from degenerative brain disease at the time his suicide in December
The NFL isn't the only football league dealing with player safety issues. According to several former players, the women
Managing headaches is a significant part of treating post concussive syndrome in my practice, particularly among high school kids, because of another major issue: pixelated screens.
A strong enough impact, or even a lighter impact at just the right angle (like a dodgeball to the head, a hit against a soccer pole or a sail boom), can jostle the brain forcefully within the skull.
Concussion is critically important to understand, prevent, and manage. Continued research, education, and advocacy are essential to that end. But concussion does not single-handedly determine an athlete's health and well-being.
Riding a bike has a very important place in our culture. Kids love it; it's a great way to commute; it's a lifelong sport with an emphatic community focused on health, friendships, and family; and it's really fun. Accidents happen in cycling, as with any other sport.
As kids return to school and embark upon a new school sport season, stories like Tracy's have put MTBIs -- as well as other sports-related injuries -- at the center of a debate that asks whether the price of getting hurt for the game is too high.
Concussions in children and adolescents over 10 years of age are more likely to occur in organized sports than other activities. It is sometimes amazing that our children survive their early childhood.
Athletes are largely in denial about their physical condition. From the days of Pop Warner and Little League they accept the fact that pain and injury are part of the game -- they play under all circumstances and fear being seen as a "training room player."
What prompted the apparent suicide is still unknown. But Seau’s taking of his own life will inevitably raise questions about