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  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Treatment & Management, Concussion Essentials October 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.

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Return to Learn Just As Important As Return To Sports, Says AAP

Helping a student-athlete make a successful return to learning after a concussion is just as important as ensuring their safe return to sports, and requires a team approach involving parents,

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Concussion Essentials October 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.

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Parents Play Important Role In Child’s Recovery From Concussion

The subject of sports concussions has been a hot topic in the news for about a decade, but, even after years of coverage, the important role parents play after their

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Identification & Diagnosis, Treatment & Management October 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.

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Four in Ten Youth and High School Athletes Continue Playing With Concussion Signs and Symptoms

Research abstract presented at 2016 AAP National Conference &

Nearly four out of ten youth and high school athletes who show signs or experience symptoms of concussion nevertheless return to play on the same day,  say researchers in a presentation at the American

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Concussion Essentials September 16, 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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After Head Injury, Monitor For Signs of Serious Brain Injury Requiring Immediate Hospitalization

While most sport-related concussions are mild, the potential always exists for a more serious, life-threatening head injury, such as bleeding between the skull and the brain. Experts recommend that an

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Prevention & Risk Reduction September 13, 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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Virginia Tech STAR Ratings For Football Helmets: Helpful But Come With Limitations

A total of fifteen football helmets have earned five stars in the latest Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings,TM a test of helmets in a laboratory environment intended to measure their effectiveness in

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts September 6, 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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  • 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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Sports Concussion Research, CTE, and the Media: Can The Disconnect Ever Be Repaired?

NEWLY UPDATED The public’s perception that a direct causal link exists between repetitive head contact and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is largely the result of one-sided, sensationalized, and biased reporting, argue four

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts September 3, 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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Head Trauma Strongly Linked To Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy But Precise Relationship Not Yet Known

Other risk factors for CTE, incidence rate not yet known; connection has been "greatly overstated" says Cantu

While concussion, as with any form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), needs to be taken seriously, the impact on an athlete’s day-to-day life is usually short lived.  Three-quarters of concussed

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

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 What's New, Top Stories, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts 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.

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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.

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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

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