December 13, 2018 In Connecticut, as elsewhere, high school football faces a troublesome trend.   For the fifth time in the past six years, participation in Connecticut declined during the 2017-18 school year, according to data from the National Federation of State High School Associations. The total number of high school football players in Connecticut

December 12, 2018 Fears about the danger of concussions have prompted rule changes for football played on fields from Lambeau to local high schools. As the long-term effects of this type of brain injury are studied and professional athletes make headlines for the impacts repeated concussions have had on their lives, the sport is enveloped

December 12, 2018 Tim Green first noticed the symptoms about five years ago.   The former NFL player, whose strength was a job requirement, suddenly found his hands weren’t strong enough to use a nail clipper. His words didn’t come out as fast as he was thinking them.   “I’m a strange guy,” Tim says.

December 13, 2018 A simple, fast and effective test to identify concussion in Australian Rules footballers has been investigated in a collaboration between Australian and international researchers.   The app involves a speed-reading test undertaken by a footballer who has received a knock during play.   The study, which was published in the Journal of

December 13, 2018 New research from UW Medicine’s Sports Health and Safety Institute and Seattle Children’s Research Institute found concussion rates among football players ages 5 to 14 were higher than previously reported, with five out of every 100 youth, or 5 percent, sustaining a football-related concussion each season.   Published Dec. 13 in The

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December 1, 2018 Battle Ground Academy decided to tackle the issue of head injuries in football head on this fall.   Administrators and coaches at the Franklin-based private school were no longer interested in the guessing game that — for many — involves the number and severity of hits to the head players absorb during

December 11, 2018 Talk of concussion is more commonplace as organizations from the NFL to your local high school zero in on how to help victims get better.  But there’s a missing piece to this puzzle when we’re talking about our kids.   “Some of your really severe concussions might even cause kids to drop

December 11, 2018 Athletic trainer Ineka Olbrisch roams the football sideline with a Microsoft Surface Pro close at hand, waiting to see a 3D model of a hard hit to the head.   Some football players at Del Valle High School (El Paso, Texas) are equipped with a small sensor in their mouth guard that

December 11, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chairman of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, celebrated the passage in the House of Representatives of H.R. 6615, the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program Reauthorization Act of 2018. The legislation extends federal TBI programs through 2023. It also authorizes resources