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“Don’t Tell Coach”: Kids Are Risking Their Health by Hiding Concussions

A child experiencing a concussion while playing sports is a very frightening, and all-too-common occurrence. What’s even more frightening is that after receiving such a serious injury, many youth athletes do not receive proper treatment for their concussions. In fact, many youth athletes put themselves at risk of permanent impairment from re-injury by continuing to […]

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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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