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NCAA Facing Numerous Brain Injury Lawsuits

A few years back, Steve Hatchell, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Football Foundation warned his sport was under siege. Hatchell was...

Rest or No Rest After a Concussion? Must-Know FAQs

Unfortunate advice passed down over the decades has many people believing they already know about concussions, including whether or not rest after sustaining the...

Concussions May Soon Be Evaluated Immediately Upon Impact

The next great breakthrough in concussion prevention may have been unveiled during an episode of Jeopardy! five years ago.  In 2011, IBM signed up its new...

Will Youth Football Participation Continue To Drop?

The football season will be starting soon on all levels from six years old to the pros and all of the stories about National...

Complex Concussion Problem Solved by Simple Test

If you could conduct a simple, 60-second test to immediately determine whether your athlete suffered a concussion, would you do it? Hall of Fame cornerback...

Concussion Research Can’t Be Ignored

Ann McKee is a neruopatholigist and a leading brain concussion researcher.  When asked how she’d advise her 19-year-old son if he was offered a...

Academy Pursues Grant to Expand Concussion Awareness, Prevention in Youth Sports

The United States Sports Academy is working to expand its efforts to address the growing issue of sport-related concussions among youth in coastal Alabama...

C+ is Not a Passing Grade for Youth Sports Safety

Is a C+ a good grade?  According to the Youth Sports Safety Alliance (YSSA) spearheaded by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Americans are...

Academy Seminar Spreads the Word on Injury Protection

Concussions have garnered a lot of press lately as a major source of injuries to athletes.   The NFL has been cracking down on violent...

Study Shows Female Athletes Suffer ‘Significantly Higher’ Concussion Rate

Female athletes, in particular soccer players, suffer concussions at a "significantly higher" rate than their male counterparts, according to a study released this month...

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