Does Heading a Soccer Ball Cause Brain Damage in Younger Players?

Possible brain damage when heading a soccer ball? A startling new study from Scotland reports that the popular soccer move known as “heading” causes brain function impairment. Although the effects were found to be temporary, the researchers, who published their findings in the medical journal EBioMedicine, express concern about whether over time the adverse effects […]

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Long-Time Standard Concussion Treatment for Young People Changing

“As many as 1.9 million children a year incur sports or recreation related concussions” –Journal of Pediatrics June 2016 The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently reported that a new sea-change in the way the medical community treats concussions in young people is under way. The standard protocol in concussion treatment for young people according to […]

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Sports-Related Women’s Concussion Resource Guide

Women’s concussions have become a cause of increasing concern.  As women participate in sports in growing numbers, their rate of injury also has risen; specifically their rate of concussions.  This issue has received little attention until now.  The newly launched Women’s Sports Safety Initiative (WSSI), under the leadership of national health and safety advocate Mary […]

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Politico Offers WSSI Report

There’s a gender gap — but most Americans don’t know it. For instance, 87 percent of respondents didn’t know that female athletes need more time than males to recover from concussions, according to a new Harris Poll conducted on behalf of the Women’s Sports Safety Initiative. Read more on Politico

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