November 27, 2019 Madeline Ottilie-KVIA-TV (El Paso, TX) EL PASO, Texas — A new study from the journal Pediatrics found good news for most parents of high school athletes: rates of concussions have gone down in recent years across all sports. However, concussions increased during football games, despite decreasing during football practices. The study found

November 30, 2019 Gavin Newsham-New York Post Would you encourage your 10-year-old to smoke? That’s the question posed by the Concussion Legacy Foundation in their recent video on the dangers of tackle football for children. In the film, kids dressed in football uniforms stand on the sidelines smoking cigarettes as one beaming mother helps her

November 30, 2019 Amy Donaldson-Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT) Konnor Finn knew right away that he was hurt. The former Ridgeline football player and a teammate had collided, their helmets smashing together, during a 2017 practice. He claims he immediately left the field and told his position coach that he thought he had a

November 28, 2019 Persistence Market Research Global Catcher Chest Protectors Market Opportunity Analysis Persistence Market Research published a market report that offers vital insights related to the future prospects of the Catcher Chest Protectors Market through the forecast period 2017 – 2025. The report is created to assist stakeholders and investors to improve their standing

December 5, 2019 Damian McNamara-Medscape Sports-related concussion in youth is tied to a marked increase in risk for subsequent suicide risk factors, including depression, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts, new research shows. In the first study to examine the relationship between sports-related concussion in youth and suicide risk factors in a nationally representative sample, investigators

December 4, 2019 Skubie Mageza-KWQC (Davenport, IA) During our “Head Armor” series we showed you how the innovations in technology are making the game of football safer. After that story aired the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) reached out to us to do an interview on their revised helmet testing standard

December 6, 2019 David Robson-Medical Xpress Women athletes are twice as likely as men to get concussed—and the effects are more severe. But with research focusing mainly on men, what can we do to make sure women with concussion aren’t left behind? Few sports are as fast and furious as roller derby. The hour-long game

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December 5, 2019 Sherri Jackson-WIAT-TV (Birmingham, AL) It’s not the concussion, but all those other hits to the head. Parents who wonder whether their children should play football may want to consider some of the discussion about limiting subconcussive hits to the brain. Dr. Robert Cantu who co-founded the CTE Center at Boston University is

December 4, 2019 American Academy of Neurology-PR Newswire For people with many neurologic disorders, seeing the neurologist by video may be as effective as an in-person visit, according to a review of the evidence conducted by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The evidence review examined all available studies on use of telemedicine for several