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Half of patients with concussions fail at least one validity indicator

March 12, 2018
More than 50% of patients who completed baseline neurocognitive testing in sports-related concussion testing did not pass at least one of four…

Concussion detection hardware, software company wants OD input

March 5, 2018
EyeGuide Focus is a proprietary hardware and software platform that tests for potential neurological impairment in a 10-second, easy-to-administer…

FDA News

FDA authorizes first blood test for concussions

February 14, 2018
Today, the FDA approved the marketing of the first blood test to assess concussion in adults, known as the Brain Trauma Indicator, according to a…

Steroid use among recreational athletes as dangerous as doping among professionals

February 7, 2018
In recent years, news headlines about professional athletes, notably cyclists and baseball players, have brought attention to the ongoing problem of

Health lessons from the Super Bowl remain relevant year-round

February 5, 2018
While the Super Bowl draws the NFL season to a close, several health issues raised around this year’s game remain important for clinicians to…

Experts provide tips on diagnosing, treating concussions

February 2, 2018
A prompt diagnosis is critical when encountering a patient who might have a concussion, a sports medicine doctor who specializes in sports-related…


VIDEO: Hockey Hall of Famer says more research needed on concussions

February 1, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – Hockey Hall of Famer and former Philadelphia Flyer Eric Lindros recently called for more research into concussions. Lindros…

NFL, NHL greats discuss concussions, CTE, PCPs’ role in concussion management

February 1, 2018
While the sporting world prepares for its biggest event of the year, many former players are still suffering from the after effects of their own…

In the Journals

Recurrent concussion rates decline following youth traumatic brain injury laws

November 9, 2017
The rate of recurrent concussions significantly decreased among high-school athletes in the 2 years following the enactment of youth sports traumatic…

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Severe head impacts more likely among skilled positions in youth football

November 3, 2017
Although all youth football players frequently sustain head impacts during both games and practices, players in skilled positions – including…

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World Rugby refutes proposed tackle, scrum ban for school rugby

October 3, 2017
Because of the high rates of injury associated with youth rugby, two experts from Newcastle University in England argue that tackle and other forms…

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Nearly 20% of teens report at least one concussion in their lives

September 26, 2017
Adolescents in grades 8, 10 and 12 who took part in competitive sports were more likely to receive a concussion diagnosis during their lifetime, with…

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AAP emphasizes personal hygiene to curb youth sports-related infections

September 25, 2017
Pediatricians are encouraged to screen youth athletes for skin conditions and infections that could be transmitted to their teammates, and dispense

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Death, cardiac arrest not rare during triathlons

September 18, 2017
The incidence of death or cardiac arrest during triathlons was 1.74 per 100,000 triathletes, with most being middle-aged and older men, according to…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Girl soccer players 400% more likely to return to play after concussion

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Although concussion guidelines recommend not returning to play the same day an injury is sustained, girl soccer players were 414%…

In the Journals

AAP cautions youth athletes against unhealthy weight changes

September 6, 2017
Youth athletes who participate in sports with weight classes or an emphasis on physique may be engaging in unhealthy strategies for weight loss and

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New link established between football, brain damage

July 25, 2017
A significant proportion of brains donated by deceased football players for research showed neuropathological evidence of chronic trauma…

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Youth athletes experience head impacts in different scenarios, ages

July 12, 2017
Young children were more likely to experience high-impact head injuries during athletic practices while those performing at higher levels were more…

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Concussion increases risk for abnormal menstruation in young women

July 5, 2017
After sustaining a concussion, adolescent and young women can have an increased risk for multiple abnormal menstrual patterns, indicating that it may…

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High school football may not reduce cognition, mental health later in life

July 3, 2017
High school students who played football in the 1950s experienced cognitive and depression outcomes later in life at similar rates to those who did…