Just last week, 2 doctors from the University of Minnesota released a preprinting of an article in the American Journal of Bioethics boldly calling for all public high schools to discontinue their tackle football programs. Though they stated the number of deaths and catastrophic injuries continue to decline, they fear the long-term cognitive effects of […]
Concussions continue to be a major topic not only in professional sports, but also now in the college and high school ranks. So, why are we focusing so much on concussion?
There’s now evidence to show that concussions can sometimes cause irreversible changes to the brain. So what was once thought of as a minor, short-term injury has become a much bigger deal due to concussion’s long-term effects.
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.
I love this time of year as a pediatrician because I get to see so many athletes for their sports physical. It’s fun to see their excitement and passion for their sport. As a pediatrician for 19 years in the same community, I have seen so many of these teens grow up and it brings me joy to see them happy, healthy and exercising.
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.
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.