New rules eliminate heading the ball for young players

The U.S. Soccer Federation recently issued new guidelines to limit heading the ball in young soccer players to help reduce head injuries. The rules state children aged 10 and under will no longer be allowed to head the ball in practices or games, while players age 11 to 13 will only be allowed to do […]

AAP releases new safety recommendations for youth football

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued new tackling guidelines last week to improve the safety of all youth football players on the field. The recommendations were compiled after an AAP committee reviewed 114 research studies.

What does LeBron’s recent anti-inflammatory injection mean?

With LeBron’s nagging back problems — he sat out last January and will likely miss the rest of the preseason games this year — many people are asking me if we should be concerned about his injury.

Controversial debate: When should soccer players begin to head the ball?

New research came out recently that’s stirring the pot as to when kids should start heading the ball in soccer. The fierce debate has cut the medical field right down the middle.

Concussion diagnosis still not foolproof

With the recent news of Browns’ quarterback Josh McCown suffering a concussion in the season-opener against the New York Jets, I wanted to discuss the difficulty in diagnosing concussions. It’s especially a challenge in the college and high school settings where staffs and budgets are significantly smaller.

Can supplements really help prevent concussions?

There are many supplements and other products on the market today claiming to help prevent or heal players’ head injuries.

One such product, Reliant Recovery Water, recently popped up in major media outlets after its investor, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, claimed it helped prevent a concussion after he took a hard blow to the head in last winter’s NFC Championship game.