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January 09, 2014

Neurocognitive-Concussion-Test Results Found to Be Inconsistent

Evidence regarding the reliability and validity of computerized neurocognitive testing used to evaluate sports-related concussions remains inconsistent

January 06, 2014

Cognitive Rest Tied to Quicker Recovery From Concussions

Student-athletes who abstain from regular cognitive activity may face a shorter recovery time after sustaining a concussion, suggests a new study in the journal Pediatrics.

December 11, 2013

Subconcussive Hits Found to Affect Memory, Learning in Some Youth-Athletes

Certain brain regions in a subgroup of both contact- and non-contact-sport athletes were altered by repetitive head impacts within a single season.

December 10, 2013

Higher Altitude, Fewer Concussions? Study Suggests Link for Student-Athletes

Among all high school sports played at altitudes of 600 feet or above, researchers discovered a 31 percent decrease in concussion rates.

December 06, 2013

E-Book on Youth-Sports Concussions Free to Download Through Tuesday

From now through Tuesday, Dec. 10, our Education Week e-book on youth-sports concussions is free to download on Amazon.

November 26, 2013

More Mass. Schools, Student-Athletes Reporting Sports-Related Head Injuries

Middle and high school student-athletes in Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 sports-related head injuries during the 2012-13 school year, according to data from the state health department.

November 22, 2013

House Democrats Reintroduce Federal Student-Athlete Concussion Legislation

A bill reintroduced by two House lawmakers would for the first time establish national standards for the management of concussions sustained by public school student-athletes.

November 13, 2013

Pop Warner Participation Drops: Are Head Injuries to Blame?

Pop Warner, the nation's largest youth football program, experienced a 9.5-percent drop in participation between 2010-12, according to

November 01, 2013

Children With Brain Injuries at Higher Risk of Depression, Study Finds

Researchers suggest findings may lead to better identification and treatment of children with brain injuries who have been diagnosed with depression.

October 30, 2013

'Concussion Culture' in Youth Sports Must Continue Evolving, Report Says

Plenty of work remains in terms of changing the youth-sports concussion culture, suggests a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.

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