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

  • 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

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 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

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts 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.

  • Lindsey Straus

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

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Identification & Diagnosis 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.

  • Lindsey Straus

Study Confirms Practice Effect for King-Devick Test, Finds Both Age and Sex Influence Time To Completion

Suggests additional practice trial of test to establish baseline, further study before KD can be validated for clinical use with young patients with possible concussion

A new study has identified a substantial practice effect among a population of healthy young athletes taking the King-Devick  (KD) test, a concussion screening tool used to by medical professionals

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

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Identification & Diagnosis August 9, 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

Overcoming The Culture Of Resistance To Concussion Symptom Reporting Will Take A Team Effort

In the sixteen years I have been writing about and reporting on sports-related concussions, there have been enormous scientific advances in our understanding of the injury, in how it is managed

  Johna Register-Mihalik, Ph. D. Johna Register-Mihalik, Ph. D. in What's New, Top Stories, Identification & Diagnosis August 9, 2016
  • Johna Register-Mihalik, Ph. D.

    Author: Johna Register-Mihalik is an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and a Research Scientist at the Matthew Gfeller Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center and the Injury Prevention Research Center at UNC-CH.

  • Johna Register-Mihalik, Ph. D.

Teach Athletes That Coming Out of Game Because Of Concussion Symptoms A Sign of Strength Not Weakness

The culture of sport and issues related to concussion are complex and multifaceted. As a result, addressing these complexities requires an approach that involves stakeholders at all levels of society,

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Identification & Diagnosis August 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.

  • Lindsey Straus

Immediate Concussion Symptom Reporting Shortens Recovery Time By Five Days

Delayed reporting of concussion symptoms doubles risk of prolonged recovery, study says

Immediately reporting concussion symptoms is in a team’s best interests because it gives the athlete the best chance to return to sport activity in the shortest amount of time and

  Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph. D. Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph. D. in What's New, Identification & Diagnosis August 1, 2016
  • Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph. D.

    Author: Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, PhD, ABN, ABPP-RP is a practicing neuropsychologist and director of the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey, and currently serves on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Expert Panel on Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. Moser is an active scientific researcher and author of Ahead of the Game: The Parents’ Guide to Youth Sports Concussion (Dartmouth College Press).

  • Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph. D.

Changing Attitudes About Concussion Reporting: More Than Legislation Needed

Now that all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have youth concussion laws in place, we have jumped the biggest hurdle, right? Then why is that there is

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Prevention & Risk Reduction 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.

  • Lindsey Straus

More States Have Adopted Sports Safety Best Practices, But Gaps Persist

Statistics released by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in March 2016 show improvement in the number of states which have adopted best practices in three major areas of sports safety, but

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