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  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Concussion Essentials, Treatment & Management February 20, 2016
  • Lindsey Straus

    Author: Lindsey Straus is an award-winning youth sports journalist, practicing attorney, and has been Senior Editor of SmartTeams since its launch as MomsTEAM in August 2000. She can be reached at lbartonstraus@MomsTEAM.com.

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Limit But Do Not Eliminate Physical and Mental Activity After Concussion, Experts Say

Complete physical and mental rest no longer recommended

Treating young athletes after a concussive event is uniquely challenging, because their brains are still developing, and their recovery is usually slower than that of adults.  While bed rest is not recommended,

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Top Stories, What's New February 12, 2016
  • Lindsey Straus

    Author: Lindsey Straus is an award-winning youth sports journalist, practicing attorney, and has been Senior Editor of SmartTeams since its launch as MomsTEAM in August 2000. She can be reached at lbartonstraus@MomsTEAM.com.

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Pop Warner Settlement: Seismic Shift In Legal Landscape Or Just A Warning Shot?

In January 2016, Pop Warner reached a confidential settlement with Donnovan Hill, a  Los Angeles-area football player who was rendered a quadriplegic at age 13 as a result of a helmet-to-helmet collision

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Top Stories, Treatment & Management February 9, 2016
  • Lindsey Straus

    Author: Lindsey Straus is an award-winning youth sports journalist, practicing attorney, and has been Senior Editor of SmartTeams since its launch as MomsTEAM in August 2000. She can be reached at lbartonstraus@MomsTEAM.com.

  • Lindsey Straus

Engaging In Exercise After Concussion May Actually Help Speed Recovery In Teens, Study Finds

Challenges widespread recommendation for complete physical rest in the period immediately concussion and for limiting physical activity until athlete no longer experiencing severe symptoms

A new study challenges the widespread recommendation for complete physical rest in the period immediately after concussion and for limiting physical activity until an athlete is no longer experiencing severe symptoms,

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