New treatments of concussions in young athletes

May 7, 2022 Seven years ago, the U.S. Soccer Concussion Initiative made a landmark ruling, saying that kids 10 years and younger are not allowed to head the ball. The organization also limited heading for those 11 through 13. That was just the beginning of a major shift when it comes to preventing and treating […]

Hypothermic Therapy Device Shows Promise In Treating Concussions

Healio May 4th, 2022 TecTraum Inc. announced complete enrollment status for a clinical trial evaluating its pro2cool device, a noninvasive hypothermic therapy system for treating concussions. The device, designed to decrease the severity of concussion symptoms, provides localized cooling for the head and neck to lower blood temperature before reaching the brain, the company stated […]

Care Access Pathways Similar For Young Black And White Athletes In Concussion Network

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN) April 28th, 2022 Both Black and white young athletes who suffered concussions while within a sport-related concussion (SRC) clinic referral network did not experience health disparities related to their care, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) scientific journal.Previous studies have […]

Is It Time To Mandate Helmets In CT Girls Lacrosse?

May 4th, 2022 The Middletown Press (New Haven, CT) The sound was unforgettable. The Stonington girls’ lacrosse team was practicing for their 2018 ECC Championship game against East Lime when a shot hit one of the team’s top defenders, Kate Reagan, in the head. Coach Jeff Medeiros remembers that moment vividly. “It was bad,” said […]