New safety standards needed for modern football helmets to prevent concussions

January 4, 2012
Old-fashioned leather football helmets used in the early 20th century are just as and, in some cases, more effective at protecting players…

Concussion testing may induce mental fatigue, study finds

December 7, 2011
Testing athletes for concussions may induce mental fatigue in patients whether or not they have a head injury, according to researchers from…

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Research leads to paradigm shift in testing, treatment of concussion

Orthopedics Today, September 2011
Increased studies and advances in the treatment and testing of concussion have led to the fall of long-held theories and the creation of new…

Visual test effective in diagnosing concussions in collegiate athletes

September 1, 2011
A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have determined the efficacy of a sideline test in detecting concussions in collegiate…

Meeting News Coverage

Concussion baseline needed for accurate future assessment of adolescent athletes

July 8, 2011
SAN DIEGO – Clinicians should administer baseline assessments of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2. However, relying on a perfect…

Smart phone application developed to detect concussion

June 1, 2011
A physician with the Children’s National Medical Center has developed the first mobile application designed to detect and help…

In the Journals

Focus on concussion risk in high school sports should not be limited to sports typically associated with concussion

May 9, 2011
Treatment, detection and prevention techniques geared at handling concussions in high school athletes should focus on all sports rather than only…

Concussed high school athletes who have neuropsychological testing are sidelined longer

December 22, 2010
A study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine shows that among all athletes with concussions, those who have a neuropsychological…

Increase seen in conservative concussion management of NFL players

October 20, 2010
Despite fairly similar numbers of documented concussions in the National Football League in two 6-year periods (1996 to 2001 and 2002 to 2007)…

In the Journals

Concussions in younger athletes on the rise

September 1, 2010
Research from Hasbro Children’s Hospital finds visits to emergency departments for concussions that occurred during organized team sports have…

Concussions in younger athletes on the rise

August 31, 2010
Research from Hasbro Children’s Hospital finds visits to emergency departments for concussions that occurred during organized team sports have…

AANS releases injury prevention guidelines for football and cheerleading

August 6, 2010
With children heading back to school and football practice already underway in a number of communities, the American Association of Neurological…

National poll on concussions finds low awareness, high concern among parents of young athletes

June 18, 2010
Only 8% of parents have “read or heard a lot” about the risks of repeat concussions in school sports, while 36% of parents knew nothing about the…

Simple test may help ascertain concussion in athletes

February 18, 2010
A simple and inexpensive test measuring reaction time may help examiners determine whether athletes have sustained concussions and when they can…

Specialized exercise regimen may relieve prolonged concussion symptoms

January 26, 2010
A controlled, individualized exercise training program can help return athletes and others with post-concussion syndrome to the playing field and…

Study indicates the reliability of preseason concussion testing for collegiate athletes

December 29, 2009
Baseline concussion testing is a reliable evaluation tool for collegiate athletes, according to a recent study scheduled to appear in the January…

Football injuries in US high school athletes more severe during kickoffs, punts

August 13, 2009
New research findings suggest that injuries sustained at the beginning or middle of most football games are more severe compared to those sustained…

Latest concussion recommendations for adolescents in sports cause controversy

Orthopedics Today, July 2009
A recent concussion recommendation regarding the care of young athletes is causing debate among sports medicine specialists. In the latest…

Concussion in athletes can affect mental and physical processes later in life

January 30, 2009
Researchers have found the first evidence that athletes who were concussed during their earlier sporting life show a decline in their mental and…

Catastrophic head injury three times greater in high school vs. college football players

July 5, 2007
High school football players have a dramatically higher incidence of catastrophic head injuries compared to athletes who play at the college level…