Why is this not already a rule with everything?

(Note: By "footballers" I think they mean soccer players, but this really should apply to all sports anyway.)So the headline reads: "Post-concussion 'return-to-play' decision for footballers should be made solely by doctors." Really? We don't already have that as a rule?...more

New study shows which teens most at risk for emotional symptoms post-concussion

Researchers at the University of Kentucky looked at athletes between 12 and 17 who had "persisting symptoms" for about 37 days after they experienced a concussion. (Any teens with psychological issues were excluded in advance.)They found that 22 of the 37 had emotional symptoms (depression, irritability, frequent mood changes, anxiety, aggression, apathy or excessive emotional reactions) and the other 15 did not. The different? ...more

Personal victories

“Who wants to help me write my talk?” I asked the boys....more

The Greatest Game Ever Played, But You Missed It

You realized you missed the greatest game, do you change your ways?I love sports. I may not know all the players or live by the stats, but I can tell you that I love my teams. Last night, my favorite baseball team, the Angels, were down 3 to 5 at the bottom of the 8th inning. I turned the game off....more

If you kid plays football, read this

My husband is from Alabama, where football is HUGE. (Even non-football fans will likely have heard of the Alabama vs. Auburn football rivalry.) He wants our son to play football and I'm completely against based on everything I read about concussions and CTE.I've posted about NFL players developing CTE (an Alzheimer's-like diseased caused by multiple concussions) and several having committed suicide because of it. And now there's a new study that shows the effects of concussions may start even earlier.A recent study of 75 college students found some disturbing results....more

NFL Not For Lust

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Athletes attend the White House Correspondents Dinner

The White House Correspondents’ Association held their Centennial dinner on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Joel McHale, star of the NBC series Community and host of E!’s The Soup is the headliner. Recently, the event has been dubbed a #nerdprom but celebs and reality stars have been making their appearances. ...more

The cause of your kid's concussion is partly due to where you live

Where I read the headline, "Research provides new insight into rural versus urban causes of childhood concussion," I thought for sure I knew what I'd be reading. I figured it was "kids in the country get sports concussions and kids in the city get it from abuse or accidents or something." WRONG.Researchers from Western University say that youth living in urban areas (cities) sugger concussions mostly from sports. And surprisingly, hockey accounts for 40% of those! (I would have guessed football.)...more

STUDENT ATHLETE UNION! GOOD OR BAD FOR COLLEGE SPORTS?

This past Sunday on the “ This Week with George Stephanopoulos” ,  host, Martha ran a segment on whether or not Student Athletes should be paid.  While the NCAA has considered this in the past, the subject seems to come up every year or so.  ...more
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