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.
Health & Safety

Because coaches have the strongest influence on a student-athlete's decision to report a concussion, more concussion education of coaches, including the need to report concussions, however, minor, and the creation of a safe reporting environment are critical, experts say, to combating chronic underreporting of concussion.

Health & Safety
Teens who continue to engage in full cognitive activity after sport-related concussion take from 2 to 5 times longer to recover than those who limit such activity, a new study has found. The findings provide important support for current concussion guidelines recommending cognitive rest during the initial stages of recovery from concussion.
Health & Safety
Head injuries in football, as in other contact and collision sports, cannot be completely eliminated, but there ARE steps that can be taken to minimize risk. MomsTEAM's high school football concussion documentary, "The Smartest Team," focuses on "The Six Pillars" of concussion risk management: education, protection, identification, treatment, return to play and retirement.

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Gerard A. Gioia, PhD Chief, Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology Director, Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program Children's National Medical Center Associate Professor, Depts. of Pediatrics & Psychiatry George Washington Univ. School of Medicine

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Moms Team Asks

Does the media spend too much time reporting bad news about concussions and too little reporting about concussion solutions?
Yes - the media should report more about steps that can and are being taken to make contact and collision sports safer
77%
No - the balance is about right
12%
No - the media focus should continue to be on reporting the dangers of concussions
12%
Total votes: 4626