Health & Safety
While the pile of concussion books in my office continues to grow taller, seemingly with every passing day, one that will stay at the top of the very short pile of my favorites is Back in the Game: Why Concussion Doesn't Have To End Your Athletic Career (Oxford University Press, New York 2016) by sports neurologist Jeffrey Kutcher, M.D., and award-winning sports journalist Joanne Gerstner.
Health & Safety
High school athletes who continue to play with a sport-related concussion (SRC) take nearly twice as long to be cleared for a full return to sports than those who are immediately removed from play, finds a new study.
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Health & Safety
Used to be that there were only three types of mouth guards: off-the-shelf (stock), boil and bite, and custom. Now, says Sassa Akervall, Chief Executive Officer of Akervall Technologies, there is a fourth, one which provides more protection, is lighter, allows a player to breath, and fits so snugly to a player's teeth that it doesn't need a tether.
Health & Safety
The findings of a new study showing that delayed reporting of concussion is linked to a much longer recovery could be used to convince athletes that it is in their interest and that of their team to immediately report concussion symptoms.
Health & Safety
In 2009, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) issued a set of high school-specific pre-season heat- acclimatization guidelines as part of its ongoing effort to reduce the number of heat-related athletic injuries in secondary schools. The guidelines have been adopted in nine states and are being considered by 13 others.

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