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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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Lindsey Straus

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

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Blogs September 11, 2017
  • 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

Creating A Culture Of Concussion Safety Requires Teamwork All Season Long, Not Just One Day

If your child plays a contact or collision sport, whether at the youth, middle school or high school level, chances are they will suffer a concussion at some point in

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Blogs September 6, 2017
  • 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: Is the Media Scaring Athletes to Death?

As someone who has been educating sports parents about head trauma in sports for the past seventeen years, and about the very real risk to some athletes of chronic traumatic

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Blogs August 14, 2017
  • 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

Letting Kids Play Football is Not Child Abuse

The last three weeks have witnessed an all-out assault on the game of football, not coincidentally timed with the beginning of NFL training camps. First came a study reporting CTE

  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 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.

  • 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

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.

  • Lindsey Straus

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 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.

  • 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

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