Month: August 2016

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  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Identification & Diagnosis, Top Stories, What's New August 30, 2016
  • Brooke de Lench

    Author: Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Founder and Publisher, MomsTEAM.com, Producer of The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer. Follow Brooke on Twitter @brookedelench. Email her at delench@MomsTEAM.com.

  • Brooke de Lench
  • 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

Playing With Concussion Doubles Recovery Time For High School Athletes

Findings may help motivate young athletes to stop playing as soon as they are hit in order to get back in the game as soon as possible

High school athletes who continue to play with a sport-related concussion (SRC) take nearly twice as long to be cleared for a full return to sports than those who are

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Top Stories, What's New August 24, 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

Most States Now Limit Number And Duration Of Full-Contact Practices in High School Football

New rules effective in reducing number of impacts, but precise effect on reducing concussion risk and long-term cognitive health unknown

Responding to concerns about the effect of repetitive head impacts in football, forty-six of fifty state high school athletic associations will begin the 2016 season with limits on full-contact practices in

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Prevention & Risk Reduction August 23, 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

Limits On Full-Contact Practices In High School Football Significantly Reduce Impact Exposure

Despite lack of clarity surrounding relationship between repeated head impacts and long-term cognitive dysfunction, 46 of 50 states now have limits on full-contact practices in high school football

A 2016 study finds that a rule change limiting full-contact high school football practices was effective in reducing head-impact exposure for all players, with the largest reduction occurring among lineman. (1)  The

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, What's New August 21, 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

Study of Elite UK Soccer Players Finds No Significant Structural Damage Or Neuropsychological Changes From Heading During First 5 Years Of Pro Career

A new study reports no significant neurological, structural brain imaging or neuropsychological change among a sample of young elite professional soccer players in the United Kingdom over the first 5 years of

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Identification & Diagnosis, What's New August 21, 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

Study Confirms Practice Effect for King-Devick Test, Finds Both Age and Sex Influence Time To Completion

Suggests additional practice trial of test to establish baseline, further study before KD can be validated for clinical use with young patients with possible concussion

A new study has identified a substantial practice effect among a population of healthy young athletes taking the King-Devick  (KD) test, a concussion screening tool used to by medical professionals

  Christopher C. Giza, M.D. Christopher C. Giza, M.D. in Identification & Diagnosis August 21, 2016
  • Christopher C. Giza, M.D.

    Author: Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children’s Hospital and director of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program. Co-chair of the American Academy of Neurology’s committee which developed an evidence-based Practice Guideline for Management of Sports Concussions. Member of advisory committees on mTBI/concussions for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Major League Soccer, and United States Soccer Federation.

  • Christopher C. Giza, M.D.

Stay Ahead of the Game: Don’t Play Through Suspected Concussions

As we prepare for another school year, in the wake of the Summer Olympics and with all the excitement of fall athletics, our focus again comes to sports and brain

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Identification & Diagnosis, Top Stories, What's New August 15, 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
  • Brooke de Lench

    Author: Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Founder and Publisher, MomsTEAM.com, Producer of The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer. Follow Brooke on Twitter @brookedelench. Email her at delench@MomsTEAM.com.

  • Brooke de Lench

New Research Questions Accuracy Of King Devick Test As Sideline Concussion Screening Tool

Not ready for inclusion as part of routine standard of care for management of concussions in high school athletes, researchers conclude

A new research paper has raised concerns about the accuracy of a vision test as a rapid sideline screen for concussion in high school athletes. (1) The research, presented as

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Concussion Essentials August 12, 2016
  • Brooke de Lench

    Author: Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Founder and Publisher, MomsTEAM.com, Producer of The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer. Follow Brooke on Twitter @brookedelench. Email her at delench@MomsTEAM.com.

  • Brooke de Lench
  • 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

Improving Concussion Safety In Sports Always Begins With Education

A comprehensive concussion risk management program begins with education. When MomsTEAM, working with one of the country’s pre-eminent concussion experts, Dr. Robert Cantu, launched its comprehensive concussion center in 2001

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Concussion Essentials August 10, 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

Concussion Myths and Misconceptions

Despite increased media focus and education in recent years, sports concussion myths are still common. Myth: A concussion only occurs as a result of a direct blow to the head. Fact:

  James MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H. James MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H. in Identification & Diagnosis, Top Stories, Treatment & Management August 10, 2016
  • James MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H.

    Author: Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at The Ohio State University (OSU) and a Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Team Physician for Ohio Dominican University and Bexley (OH) High School. Member of USA Swimming’s Sports Medicine Task Force.

  • James MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H.

Culture of Resistance To Concussion Reporting Must Change

I have spent almost twenty years managing sport-related concussions (SRCs) in populations ranging from elementary school to university students. For the last six years, I have focused solely on young

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