In the Journals

More seasons of play in NFL linked with cognitive impairment, depression in former players

August 30, 2019
According to results, seasons of play and playing position in the National Football League are correlated with lasting neuropsychiatric health…

Meeting News

High school football concussion risk greater for young athletes and on turf

August 25, 2019
BOSTON — Concussion risk in high school football is greater for younger players and on practices on turf-based surfaces, according to a study

In the Journals

Many NFL running backs, wide receivers return to play after concussion

August 14, 2019
There was a high percentage of National Football League running backs and wide receivers who were able to return to play after concussion, according…

History of concussion linked to increased risk of injury in college football players

July 2, 2019
Sports-related concussion history correlated with a greater musculoskeletal injury risk, according to results presented at the National Athletic…

In the Journals

Repeat concussion diagnosed in one in six youth within 2 years of index concussion

June 2, 2019
Results showed one in six youth sustained repeat concussion within 2 years of index concussion, with this risk increased among patients with several…

Meeting News

High school hockey rule change reduces concussion rates from checking

April 25, 2019
Data presented at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting showed a decrease in the rates of concussions due to being checked…

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…

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…

Greater impairments seen in adolescents with sports-related concussions vs. extreme fractures

March 5, 2019
Temporary impairments in health-related quality of life correlated with sports-related concussions in adolescents compared with sports-related…

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…

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…

In the Journals

Ice hockey experts discuss ways to reduce concussions

February 3, 2019
Experts in ice hockey met to develop actions to reduce the risk of concussions, according to a special communication published in Current Sports

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…

Change to kickoff rule linked with reduced concussion rates among Ivy League football players

October 1, 2018
Recently published results showed a reduction in concussions among Ivy League football players after implementation of a kickoff rule change that…

In the Journals

History of multiple concussions associated with adverse health outcomes

September 11, 2018
Three or more prior concussions were associated with adverse health outcomes in former collegiate football players without professional football…

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…

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…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Provance speaks about concussions in adventure athletes

June 3, 2018
BOULDER, Colo. — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Aaron J. Provance, MD, discussed the epidemiology and current…