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  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Prevention & Risk Reduction July 29, 2014
  • 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

Type, Age, Reconditioning History Do Not Affect Concussion Risk, Study Finds

Surprise finding: concussion risk for boil-and-bite mouth guards lower than for more expensive guards

The risk of sustaining a concussion in high school football is not affected by the brand, age of the helmet, or recondition status, or by the type of mouth guard

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Prevention & Risk Reduction December 20, 2013
  • 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

Risk Factors For Sports Concussion: Only Concussion History, Game Action Certain To Increase Risk, Study Finds

More research needed to identify other factors as highly certain to increase concussion risk

Previous concussions and match play increase the risk of sustaining subsequent concussions, but the jury is still out on whether other factors, such as gender, playing position, playing level, style

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Prevention & Risk Reduction September 6, 2013
  • 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

Limiting Contact Practices In High School Football: Proceed With Caution, Study Concludes

Until more known about risk factors for long-term brain injury from subconcussive impacts, prevention strategies remain 'educated guesses, at best.'

Limiting or eliminating contact practices in football would result in an 18% to 40% reduction in head impacts respectively over the course of a high school football season, reports a

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Prevention & Risk Reduction, Identification & Diagnosis, Treatment & Management November 19, 2008
  • 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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Create Safe Concussion Symptom Environment, de Lench Tells National Concussion Conference

The following are remarks by MomsTEAM Institute Executive Director Brooke de Lench to a national sports concussion conference in Marina Del Ray, California in 2008: Thank you for that kind

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