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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.

  • 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 in Identification & Diagnosis, Top Stories, What's New November 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.

  • Lindsey Straus

Girls More Likely to Report Concussions, But Belief That Injury Not Serious Still Driving Underreporting, Regardless of Gender

More concussion education to change attitudes and beliefs needed

Girls are more likely to report concussions when they occur, to realize, after watching a 30-minute Powerpoint presentation about concussion, that they had sustained more concussions than previously thought, and

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Top Stories, Treatment & Management, What's New November 7, 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

Few States Regulate Return To Learn After Concussion, Study Finds

Some experts view expanding concussion laws as unnecessary to return to learning after concussion

All fifty states have passed laws since 2009 intended, in part, to assure a safe return to sports after concussion (“return-to-play” or RTP), but just eight regulate the process of reintegrating concussed

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Identification & Diagnosis, Top Stories, Treatment & Management, What's New October 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.

  • Lindsey Straus

Four in Ten Youth and High School Athletes Continue Playing With Concussion Signs and Symptoms

Research abstract presented at 2016 AAP National Conference &

Nearly four out of ten youth and high school athletes who show signs or experience symptoms of concussion nevertheless return to play on the same day,  say researchers in a presentation at the American

  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.

  • 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?

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

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Blogs, Top Stories, What's New September 3, 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.

  • Brooke de Lench

“Back in the Game”: A Concussion Book That Stands Out In Crowded Field

  While the pile of concussion books in my office continues to grow taller, seemingly with every passing day, one that will stay at the top of the very short

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Identification & Diagnosis, Top Stories, What's New August 30, 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.

  • Brooke de Lench
  • 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

Playing With Concussion Doubles Recovery Time For High School Athletes

Findings may help motivate young athletes to stop playing as soon as they are hit in order to get back in the game as soon as possible

High school athletes who continue to play with a sport-related concussion (SRC) take nearly twice as long to be cleared for a full return to sports than those who are

  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.

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  James MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H. James MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H. in Identification & Diagnosis, Top Stories, Treatment & Management August 10, 2016
  • James MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H.

    Author: Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at The Ohio State University (OSU) and a Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Team Physician for Ohio Dominican University and Bexley (OH) High School. Member of USA Swimming’s Sports Medicine Task Force.

  • James MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H.

Culture of Resistance To Concussion Reporting Must Change

I have spent almost twenty years managing sport-related concussions (SRCs) in populations ranging from elementary school to university students. For the last six years, I have focused solely on young

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