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  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts June 20, 2016
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    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 in What's New, Top Stories February 12, 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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Pop Warner Settlement: Seismic Shift In Legal Landscape Or Just A Warning Shot?

In January 2016, Pop Warner reached a confidential settlement with Donnovan Hill, a  Los Angeles-area football player who was rendered a quadriplegic at age 13 as a result of a helmet-to-helmet collision

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Treatment & Management, Concussion Essentials November 8, 2015
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    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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Post-Concussion Strategies for the Classroom

Even when a student-athlete has recovered enough from a concussion to return to the classroom (which most experts now say can occur after only a few days at home, and

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Identification & Diagnosis November 4, 2015
  • 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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Chronic Under-Reporting of Concussion Symptoms By Athletes Continues

Chronic under-reporting of concussions among high school football players persists, despite increased awareness, education and legislation, say researchers in a presentation made at the October 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Prevention & Risk Reduction October 31, 2015
  • 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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Pediatrics Group Declines To Endorse Outright Ban On Tackle Football

On October 18, 2015 the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a much-awaited Policy Statement on Tackling in Youth Football, joining those calling for limits in the number of contact practices,

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Treatment & Management May 11, 2015
  • 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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Concussions Hurt Academic Learning And Performance of Children and Teens

Recommends targeted school-based management to mitigate effects, reduce student and parent concerns, and lower risk of prolonged recovery .

Student-athletes who experience lingering concussion symptoms and their parents worry more about the negative effect of concussion on learning and school performance, report more school-related problems, and more classes posing difficulty than

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Blogs December 8, 2014
  • 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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Improving Concussion Safety In Youth Sports: Why I Opt For Grass Roots Activism Over Class Action Lawsuits

Last week was chock full of news on the youth sports safety front. Nocsae decertified two men’s lacrosse helmets, and I fielded some troubling emails about child sports safety advocates who allegedly

  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.

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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

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Top Stories, Blogs February 10, 2014
  • 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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My Appearance on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” Feature On NFL’s Marketing To Moms: The Rest Of The Story

On Sunday morning, I appeared as a guest on a ESPN’s weekly program “Outside The Lines” on a segment titled “NFL: Marketing To Moms.” Besides my interview, the show featured

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Treatment & Management October 27, 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.

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More Post-Concussion Help For Students In Classroom Needed

Parents and students concerned about negative effect of concussions on grades

An overwhelming majority of both athletes returning to the classroom after a concussion and their parents are “very concerned” that academic performance will be negatively affected, finds a recent survey.  Majorities

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