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New research out of Michigan State University reveals female athletes and younger athletes take longer to recover from concussions, findings that call for physicians and athletic trainers to take sex and age into account when dealing with the injury.
Testing athletes for concussions may induce mental fatigue in subjects whether or not they have a head injury.
Year-Round Strength and Performance Training Turns High School Kids into Lean, Mean Tackling Machines and Concussions are on the Rise (PRWEB) October 13, 2011
Coaches, athletic trainers and volunteers hear the hard-hitting facts on brain injuries at Northwestern Medicine event CHICAGO, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When in doubt, sit them out--that's the message more than 100 coaches, athletic trainers and volunteers heard at the "Playing it Safe: Changing the Mindset Around Concussion Safety" symposium held Wednesday, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
For high school athletes who sustain a head injury, playing hurt "for the team" is more often dangerous than heroic.
High school and college athletes with migraine headache characteristics after a concussion may have increased neurocognitive impairment, suggests a University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Concussion Program study published in the May issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery. The study results speak to the need for extreme caution in clinical evaluation and return-to-play decisions, say the authors.
It looks like an oversized pair of tinted goggles combined with a large plastic set of earmuffs, but researchers say this odd-looking device could help save the lives of football players.