In the Journals

Oral contraceptives may protect women from serious knee injuries

June 6, 2019
A recent study found that oral contraceptive pills may provide protection against anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injuries, particularly in young…

In the Journals

NFL players more likely to die of heart, brain-related disease than MLB players

May 24, 2019
Former professional football players had higher all-cause, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and mortality rates vs. former professional baseball…

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

FDA News

FDA issues warning letters to companies for selling adulterated, misbranded products

April 16, 2019
On April 16, the FDA issued 11 warning letters to as many companies for alleged violations of federal law regarding some of their ingredients, the…

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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…

Amantadine may be effective treatment for headaches after traumatic brain injury

February 14, 2019
Posttraumatic headaches improved for 80% of patients who took amantadine for 2 months after having postconcussion syndrome, according to a study…

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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…

In the Journals

Light aerobic activity improves concussion recovery time

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 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…

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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…

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Mandated health screenings for footballers may miss signs of CV incidents

November 27, 2018
Mandated health screenings for European football players may not always catch the potential for CV incidents, according to a study published in the…

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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…

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Concussions may increase suicide risk

November 12, 2018
Sustaining a concussion and/or a mild traumatic brain injury was tied to a higher risk for suicide, according to findings of a systematic review…

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…

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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…

In the Journals

Young, fit athletes still carry CVD risk

September 25, 2018
Researchers found that 11% of “master” athletes had CVD, according to a study recently published in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise