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

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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 Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Top Stories, What's New 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?

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 head injury

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

  Deron Colby Deron Colby in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Identification & Diagnosis, Prevention & Risk Reduction July 9, 2016
  • Deron Colby

    Author: Deron Colby is a practicing lawyer with the Janus Capital Law Group in Irvine, California. A native Southern Californian, Deron has been involved in youth sports his entire life, first as an athlete and later as a coach. In September 2001 his 17-year-old nephew, Matthew Colby, collapsed on a high school football field and later died from Second Impact Syndrome, a rare and often fatal condition resulting from multiple, successive undiagnosed/untreated concussions. Matt’s loss changed the way Deron viewed youth sports. When his research on concussions and Second Impact Syndrome disclosed a dearth of information on the subject designed for sports parents, Deron sent an email to MomsTEAM’s Brooke de Lench to ask for her help in educating parents, coaches, athletes and health care professionals about the danger of sports-related concussions. That email led de Lench to establish the website’s pioneering concussion safety center. As a way to help his sister, Kelli, heal from the loss of her son, Deron also established The Matthew Colby Foundation, which has provided Kelli a platform for speaking to groups of trainers, coaches and others involved in youth sports regarding the dangers of undiagnosed/untreated concussions, and led to Deron’s appearance on a number of television programs to talk about sport-related concussions, including an episode of ESPN’s investigative journalism series, “Outside the Lines.”

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Concussion Safety: More Than Crossing One’s Fingers Required

I’m not a doctor. I’m not a medical professional or expert on concussions. Candidly, the sight of blood makes me nauseous. I’m not qualified to explain anything in medical terms.

  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 Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Top Stories 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.

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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

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, What's New June 20, 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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Prominent Researcher Backs Heading Ban In Youth Soccer

In November 2015, a group of national and state youth soccer organizations announced a series of steps designed to make the game safer. Included were a ban on heading in

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts, Top Stories June 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.

  • 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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Repetitive Head Impacts: A Major Concern At All Levels of Sports

Growing body of research suggests CTE results from accumulation of undiagnosed subconcussive head trauma

UPDATED A growing body of research suggests that  brain trauma among football players (and athletes in other sports such as soccer and ice hockey) is less the result of violent collisions

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