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

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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 What's New, Identification & Diagnosis 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.

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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

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

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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.

  • 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

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Concussion Essentials August 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.

  • 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

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.

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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:

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Identification & Diagnosis August 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.

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Overcoming The Culture Of Resistance To Concussion Symptom Reporting Will Take A Team Effort

In the sixteen years I have been writing about and reporting on sports-related concussions, there have been enormous scientific advances in our understanding of the injury, in how it is managed

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Identification & Diagnosis August 8, 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

Immediate Concussion Symptom Reporting Shortens Recovery Time By Five Days

Delayed reporting of concussion symptoms doubles risk of prolonged recovery, study says

Immediately reporting concussion symptoms is in a team’s best interests because it gives the athlete the best chance to return to sport activity in the shortest amount of time and

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Prevention & Risk Reduction, Concussion Essentials July 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

Detailed Concussion History Important in Treatment and Prevention

Part of evaluation after injury and to identify at-risk athletes during preparticipation physical evaluation

Concussion experts agree that the taking of a detailed concussion history is important, not just in the post-concussion treatment of an athlete,(4) but in identifying athletes during a pre-participation physical evaluation at high

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts July 8, 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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Athletes May Have White Matter Brain Changes 6 months After Concussion

Athletes with more severe symptoms at time of concussion more likely to have persistent white matter changes

New research presented at a sports concussion conference hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics of Neurology in July 2016 has detected white matter changes in the brains of athletes

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Top Stories, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts June 28, 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

Heading Ban in Youth Soccer: Too Far Or Not Far Enough?

Experts agree research on effectiveness of new rules in reducing concussion risk needed

Lest you thought that the November 2015 announcement by a group of national and state youth soccer organizations of a ban on heading in soccer age 10 and below and

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