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  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Concussion Essentials, Treatment & Management October 24, 2016
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    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 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

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Concussion Essentials August 12, 2016
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    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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  • 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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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 Concussion Essentials, Prevention & Risk Reduction 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.

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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

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Concussion Essentials June 20, 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.

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Concussion Bill of Rights For Sports Parents

Every parent of a child playing contact or collision sports has the right to expect that: A concussion education and safety meeting is held for parents and athletes before every sports season.

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Concussion Essentials June 20, 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.

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Concussion Education Covers Eight Essential Topics

More concussion education is critical, experts say

While virtually every program in contact and collision sports, regardless of level, now routinely offers some basic concussion safety information, much more education than can fit on to an 8 1/2

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Concussion Essentials, Identification & Diagnosis June 15, 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.

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Concussion Signs and Symptoms

Self-reporting number and severity of symptoms critical in diagnosing and treating concussion

According to the most recent (but soon to be updated) international consensus of concussion experts [1], concussion signs (those noticed by coaches, parents and teammates) and symptoms (feelings or problems experienced

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Concussion Essentials June 15, 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.

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Concussion Education: How Does Your Program Stack Up?

While virtually every program in contact and collision sports, regardless of level, now offers parents and players some basic concussion safety information, much more education than can fit on an

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