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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...

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...

Nader Calls for Concussion Test to Become Mandatory in Youth Sports

More than 400,000 concussions occurred in high school sports during a recent school year. That fact is alarming given that the brains of youth...

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...

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...

It’s Time to KO Concussions

Editor’s Note.  This is one in a series of articles posted on The Sport Digest blog in recent weeks.  The Digest will continue to...

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...

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...

NFL Backs State Regulations For Youth Concussions

The NFL is helping craft legislation in states around the country that would protect young athletes from the devastating long-term effects of concussions. Omaha Senator...

Coaches and Parents Should Take Concussion More Seriously

Recent reports have indicated that concussion rates in young athletes are on the rise. However, many scholars are concerned that we may not be...

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