New youth concussion screening technology and data collection to roll out in District of Columbia

January 5, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives from the Children’s National Health System and MedStar Sports Medicine recently announced new…

U.S. Soccer announces player safety campaign that includes restrictions on heading in youth soccer

November 25, 2015
Following the resolution of a class action lawsuit regarding youth soccer concussion, the United States Soccer Federation has recently announced an…

Survey reveals majority of adults do not recognize common concussion symptoms

October 1, 2015
A recent survey of 1,000 adults in the United States, conducted by KRC Research in partnership with Abbott, revealed 80% of adults cannot identify…

Concussion specialists, physical therapists added to University Hospitals

August 3, 2015
To strengthen University Hospitals’ concussion management program, the university recently announced it has added primary care concussion…

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Ankle sleeves, lace-up braces may improve neuromuscular control during Drop Vertical Jump test

July 30, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — When using ankle sleeves and lace-up braces, athletes showed improvements in neuromuscular control while performing the Drop…

Football helmet add-ons may not reduce risk of concussion

June 8, 2015
Football helmet add-ons, including outer soft-shell layers, spray treatments, helmet pads and fiber sheets, may not significantly help lower the risk…

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VIDEO: Examining how American high school athletes view concussive injuries

April 13, 2015
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD, examines a study on the the viewpoints…

Study of former NFL players links concussive brain damage to memory deficits

February 25, 2015
Using a battery of imaging and cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins specialists have gathered evidence of accumulated brain damage that may be linked to…

TBI characterization and classification need change for improved treatment

January 23, 2015
Researchers have announced a study to analyze 5,400 patients presenting within 24 hours of a clinical traumatic brain injury diagnosis in an attempt…

In the Journals

Majority of colleges likely need improved concussion plans

January 13, 2015
The majority of colleges with a concussion management plan do not meet the standards of the existing National Collegiate Athletic Association’s…

Traumatic brain injuries in children pose challenge for physicians

January 12, 2015
Trauma is the leading cause of death in individuals between the ages of 0 and 19 years, with the highest rate of mortality in children ages 0 to 4…

In the Journals

Strict rest after concussion did not improve outcomes

January 8, 2015
Strict rest immediately after a concussion did not improve outcomes and may have increased reported symptoms, according to study findings in…

UPMC launches initiative to educate public on available concussion treatments

November 12, 2014
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program has launched a new initiative to raise awareness about scientifically…

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Study: Football helmet brand had no effect on rate of sports-related concussion

November 5, 2014
Researchers found that the incidence of sports-related concussions in high school football athletes did not differ based on the football helmet brand…

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Return to play after concussion differs for each athlete

October 21, 2014
BOSTON — There is no rigid return-to-play protocol for every concussion, and no athlete responds the same way to a concussion, according to…

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VOMS test shows promise for concussion evaluation

September 16, 2014
The Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening assessment test has shown success in identifying distinct vestibular and ocular motor symptoms after a…

Teens experience both physical and emotional post-concussion symptoms

September 5, 2014
Teens can experience emotional symptoms, as well as physical symptoms, after sustaining a concussion, according to researchers. Doctoral student Lisa…

Recovery regression seen in athletes who return from concussions too quickly

September 3, 2014
High school athletes who returned to the field after being medically cleared within 60 days of a concussion experienced significant regression in…

The top ten items to read regarding concussions

August 25, 2014
Spine Surgery Today has highlighted 10 important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding concussions.

The top ten items to read regarding pediatric and adolescent sports medicine

August 21, 2014
Orthopedics Today has highlighted ten important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding sports medicine issues in younger patients.