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2011-10-13 13:00:00

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 Many Pennsylvania high schools resemble collegiate programs that legendary Penn State University football head coach Joe Paterno would be proud of. Throughout the year they spend countless hours in the weight rooms, working on agility drills, speed training and participating in various football camps with the hopes of capturing the...

CDC Report Details Increase In Childhood Concussions
2011-10-07 09:31:34

The number of children and adolescents going to the hospital with concussions has jumped more than 60 percent in the past decade, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC said the increase in emergency room visits for concussion was likely due to parents and coaches being more aware of concussions and other head injuries. The study is based on a survey of 66 hospital emergency departments. The CDC looked at non-fatal data...

2011-08-31 20:20:53

A sideline visual test effectively detected concussions in collegiate athletes, according to a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Concussed athletes scored an average of 5.9 seconds slower (worse) than the best baseline scores in healthy controls on the timed test, in which athletes read a series of numbers on cards and are scored on time and accuracy. This quick visual test, easily administered on the playing field, holds promise as a...

2011-08-05 08:56:00

U-M offers free online courses on sport-related head injuries for coaches, parents ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spencer Helgren was bawling his eyes out, but it was the fourth quarter and he wasn't going to sit down on the sidelines. He kept playing through the tears. It was the first of several head injuries on the football field for the junior from Westwood High school in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. At the time, he just thought he'd had his bell rung and...

2011-07-28 10:47:00

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. The free event hosted by Northwestern Medicine(TM), the shared vision of...

2011-07-22 10:38:00

Event aims to educate coaches, trainers and volunteers on the hard-hitting facts on sports concussions CHICAGO, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concussions continue to be a hot topic in professional sports with greater emphasis placed on player safety and understanding of brain injuries. Leagues are adopting more rigid guidelines focused on taking injured players out of the game and keeping them sidelined until completely healed. As the message spreads that concussions should not...

2011-07-20 08:20:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are teaming up to launch "Heads Up to Parents," a new educational initiative designed specifically to provide parents with the facts about how to protect, prevent and respond to youth and high school athlete concussions. The partnership, made possible by a grant from NOCSAE to the CDC Foundation, builds on...


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