A vast majority of children with concussions go to primary care doctors rather than the emergency department, which may lead to youth-concussion rates being drastically underestimated.
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June 27, 2016
June 09, 2016
Beginning this fall, high school football players in Florida will be limited to no more than 80 minutes of live contact in practices per week during the regular season.
May 05, 2016
Repeated hits to the head during the course of a season may result in long-term brain damage for youth football players even if they don't suffer concussions.
March 22, 2016
High school athletes do not take significantly longer to recover from concussions than their collegiate counterparts, negating the need for separate injury-management protocols for the two groups, finds a study.
March 16, 2016
For the first time ever, a senior National Football League official acknowledged this week a link between football and a long-term degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
March 03, 2016
A group of more than 70 British doctors and medical professionals are calling for full-contact rugby in schools to be replaced with touch or non-contact rugby.
March 02, 2016
All eight Ivy League head football coaches unanimously voted last week to eliminate full-contact hitting from practices during the regular season.
February 22, 2016
A Boston Globe columnist believes the long-term health risks of tackle football are too severe for young children to continue participating in it.
January 28, 2016
In an editorial for USA Today, Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders weighed in on whether he believes parents should allow their children to play football.
January 11, 2016
More than four of every 10 concussions among ice hockey players between the ages of 12 and 18 involve illegal contact, suggests a new study.