Feature

Identifying kids at risk for sudden cardiac death presents serious challenges

October 23, 2019
Sudden cardiac death — the leading cause of sudden death among high school and college athletes in the United States — is not something…

Feature Article

Healthy Weight Practices for Child and Adolescent Athletes

Pediatric Annals, July 2019, Volume 48 Issue 7
Sports and other physical activities are an important part of a healthy lifestyle for young people. Activity promotion is a critical part of health…

Meeting News

Migraine, headache treatment does not resolve pain for some teenage patients

July 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Some teenagers with concussion-triggered chronic headache or migraine experienced

Meeting News

Clinicians should take active role in assessing head injury detection devices

May 8, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — As the number of companies claiming to have created a device that assesses or diagnoses head injury increases, it is important

In the Journals

Former NFL players have more Alzheimer’s protein markers than non-athletes

April 10, 2019
Living former NFL players with at least one concussion or traumatic brain injury had higher levels of the protein marker tau, commonly associated…

Feature

Experts discuss rare link between concussion, suicide

April 2, 2019
The most recent CDC data show an estimated 329,290 children were treated in United States for sports and recreation-related injuries that included a…

Perspective

More than 280,000 kids treated for TBIs in EDs every year

March 14, 2019
Pediatric sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, or SRR-TBIs, cause more than 280,000 visits to EDs throughout the United States…

In the Journals

Light aerobic activity improves concussion recovery time

February 8, 2019
Teens who incorporated light aerobic activity into their concussion treatment plans recovered more quickly than those who did not exercise, according…

Feature

‘Rapid, easy’ tool records concussion symptoms

January 24, 2019
A smartphone-supported tool allowed for “rapid and easy” recording of concussion symptom reporting behavior, according to findings…

In the Journals

Multiplayer tackle drills lead to most severe head impacts

January 14, 2019
Multiplayer tackle drills led to the highest frequency of head impacts, according to findings recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery

FDA News

FDA grants marketing authorization to concussion tool

January 7, 2019
The FDA recently granted Oculogica marketing authorization for its EyeBOX concussion test, the first noninvasive, baseline-free tool to assist in…

In the JournalsPerspective

Multiple hits over time can cause concussion

December 14, 2018
The number and severity of head impacts — not just a single large head impact — may cause concussion, according to findings recently…

In the Journals

AAP updates guidance on sport-related concussions in youth

November 12, 2018
Up to 1.9 million children are estimated to have concussions in the United States each year, and these injuries may be underreported among young…

Meeting News

Sleep helps children with sports-related concussions recover sooner

November 5, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Young athletes with sports-related concussions who had poor sleep were more likely to experience greater symptom severity and a…

In the Journals

Parents' knowledge of concussion improves with decision aid

October 1, 2018
A decision-making aid that provides parents with information on minor head injuries through illustrations and charts helped them identify symptoms of…

Guidelines

CDC issues guideline for managing mild concussion in kids

September 6, 2018
The CDC published 19 recommendations in JAMA Pediatrics to assist physicians in diagnosing, treating and estimating the prognosis of mild traumatic…

Meeting News

Concussions have greater psychological impact in athletes with ADHD

August 22, 2018
Athletes with ADHD have a greater risk for anxiety and depression after a concussion, according to a study presented at the American Academy of…

In the Journals

Students on sports teams at higher risk for concussion

June 21, 2018
Among U.S. high school students, 15.1% reported at least one concussion in the prior year, with a higher prevalence among students who played on a…

How PCPs can prevent, diagnose, treat sports injuries in youth

May 16, 2018
Multiple studies have found children’s participation in physical activities can make them healthier. At least several researchers have…

In the Journals

More than 26,000 children injured by hoverboards between 2015 and 2016

March 26, 2018
With the release of the hoverboard in 2015 came 26,854 injuries treated in United States EDs related to the product, with the most commonly affected