Arguably today’s youth sports and activities are better equipped with gear and knowledge to protect kids from getting concussions, yet studies show they are on the rise. And while safeguards continue to be put in place to prevent concussions, little has been done to change the treatment of care for a concussion when one does […]
The growing number of concussions in sports has many coaches, trainers and parents thinking twice before risking a second hit for an athlete who may have had his bell rung. In this Children’s Channel video, Joseph Congeni, MD, director of the sports medicine center at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the signs and symptoms of a […]
A head injury suffered during a youth football game put Tommy Schadl’s sports future in jeopardy, but in less than 2 years he bounced back to become an internationally acclaimed CrossFit athlete. In 8th grade, Tommy was the tough kid delivering the blows on the McDonald Junior High football team. He wasn’t on the receiving […]
It was the moment Tyler Carlson, 14, had been waiting for since he started playing football in 3rd grade. He was playing linebacker and runner back during his first varsity Northwestern High School football game. But during the game, he suffered a blow to the head that sent him reeling.
During a recent radio segment on 1480 WHBC, pediatrician Michael McCabe shared advice and offered detailed plans for parents on a variety of topics, from proper nutrition and sports safety to anxiety, common infections and even how to deal with lice.
It was a tragic week in high school football nationally: 3 deaths in 4 days. The causes were due to brain bleeds, not concussions. Concussions don’t cause bleeding or swelling in the brain. While it’s a scary situation, it’s important to understand the facts.