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.
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December 10, 2013
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
From now through Tuesday, Dec. 10, our Education Week e-book on youth-sports concussions is free to download on Amazon.
November 26, 2013
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
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, the nation's largest youth football program, experienced a 9.5-percent drop in participation between 2010-12, according to ESPN.com.
November 01, 2013
Researchers suggest findings may lead to better identification and treatment of children with brain injuries who have been diagnosed with depression.
October 30, 2013
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.
October 28, 2013
A special report from TheMMQB.com investigates what lies ahead for youth football given the recent swath of concussion research.