In the last month, Chris Borland, Jake Locker and Cortland Finnegan all called it quits from their football career because of the long-term implications of concussions. They say the pressure to mask injuries to get back on the field and the accumulation of sub-concussive blows are putting their health at risk.
Is it just me or does it seem as if Major League Baseball pitchers are getting hit with line drives more often? We’ve had two in the last two months: Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb.
Day in and day out, Dr. Joe Congeni helps young athletes who have suffered concussions. He evaluates and diagnoses the head injury, educates his patients and their parents about symptoms, long-term risks and follows up, and lays out a cautious return-to-play plan.
A recent study found that ER doctors should observe kids with head injuries longer and wait before using CT scans to help prevent needless radiation exposure. These findings weren’t all that surprising to Dr. Maria Ramundo, a pediatric ER doctor at Akron Children’s Hospital. I called Dr. Ramundo after reading a story on MSNBC suggesting that […]
It only took seconds for a sharply-batted softball to hit Abby Wallbrown in the head, but her recovery took months, much of it spent searching for help with the symptoms she faced. She was joined on her journey by her brother Luke, who was injured in an ATV crash only weeks later. In this video, […]