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  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Blogs October 9, 2017
  • 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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  • 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.

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Study Linking Tackle Football Before Age 12 With Greater Risk Of Later Health Problems: Does It Hold Up Under Scrutiny?

Since its recent publication, a study by researchers at Boston University (1) finding that athletes who were less than 12 years old at the time of their first exposure to tackle football had more

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts September 26, 2017
  • 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

CTE: Media Continues To Be Ahead Of Science

The prevailing media narrative is that concussions or repetitive subconcussive blows “cause” chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), that CTE “causes” former athletes to commit suicide, and such causal links are proven

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts September 20, 2017
  • 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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No Increased Risk Of Dementia, Parkinson’s or ALS For Those Who Played High School Football Between 1946 and 1970, Mayo Clinic Finds

Are men who played high school football in Minnesota in the twenty-five years after World War II at increased risk of later developing dementia, Parkinson’s or ALS compared with non-football

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Identification & Diagnosis April 27, 2017
  • 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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All Concussions Are Different But Share Four Common Features

The 5th International Consensus Statement On Concussion In Sport issued in April 2017 (1)(“Berlin Consensus Statement”) while it modifies slightly the definition of sport-related concussion, continues to note that it provides

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Press Releases March 24, 2017
  • 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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SmartTeams’ de Lench and MacDonald Present Six Pillars Concussion Program at IOC World Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Concord, Massachusetts. March 23, 2017 On March 16, 2017, Brooke de Lench, Executive Director of MomsTeam Institute, Inc., and Jim MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H., a member of the

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Treatment & Management March 8, 2017
  • 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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NATA Issues New Sports Health and Safety Best Practice Guidelines

Most support recommendations long advocated by MomsTEAM in 2006 book, International Safeguards for Children In Sport, and as part of SmartTeams program

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association and Youth Sports Safety Alliance have issued best practice youth sports health safety guidelines.  Touted as the first of their kind, the guidelines, however, largely

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Treatment & Management, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts February 1, 2017
  • 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

Vision Assessment Should Be Part Of Return-To-Learn Protocol, UAB Researchers Say

A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions — particularly in children reporting academic

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Identification & Diagnosis November 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

Girls More Likely to Report Concussions, But Belief That Injury Not Serious Still Driving Underreporting, Regardless of Gender

More concussion education to change attitudes and beliefs needed

Girls are more likely to report concussions when they occur, to realize, after watching a 30-minute Powerpoint presentation about concussion, that they had sustained more concussions than previously thought, and

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Prevention & Risk Reduction November 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

Inadequate Helmet Fit Increases Concussion Severity In High School Football Players

High school football players who sustain concussions while wearing improperly fitted helmets are at higher risk of experiencing more symptoms and taking longer to recover than those who are concussed

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Treatment & Management November 7, 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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Few States Regulate Return To Learn After Concussion, Study Finds

Some experts view expanding concussion laws as unnecessary to return to learning after concussion

All fifty states have passed laws since 2009 intended, in part, to assure a safe return to sports after concussion (“return-to-play” or RTP), but just eight regulate the process of reintegrating concussed

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