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...

We Need to Listen to Our Young People

Like most kids with raw talent, Eli began his athletic career playing catch in the yard. It was clear from his earliest days he...

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...

Dr. Bennet Omalu wins Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award from United States Sports...

A pathologist whose discoveries have led to greater understanding of concussions in sports and better protection against head injury for athletes has been selected...

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...

Study Suggests Link Between Concussion and Mental Health Problems

New research suggests former professional sports players who experience concussion are more likely to report mental health problems than those who have not suffered...

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...

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...

The King-Devick Test: The Missing Link to Practical Management of Concussions

One of the most discussed and controversial issues occurring in the sport today is that of concussions and its head-banging blow to young athletes...

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