Safety Equipment

Mouth Guards and Concussions: The Continuing Controversy

If you have been following the subject of concussions in sports for any length of time, as I have for more than a decade, the question always seems to come up: do mouth guards prevent concussions?

The answer, at least to this point, seems to continue to be no, or, perhaps more precisely, we don't know.  Jigsaw of head with missing piece

If you have been following the subject of concussions in sports for any length of time, as I have for more than a decade, the question always seems to come up: do mouth guards prevent concussions? The answer, at least to this point, seems to continue to be no, or, perhaps more precisely, we don't know. 

Whether Mouth Guards Reduce Concussion Risk Unclear

Whether mouth guards prevent concussive brain injury remains unclear, says MomsTeam concussion expert, William P. Meehan, III, M.D.

Football Helmets Need to Be Reconditioned, Recertified

Players come and go, but football helmets get passed on to new players, season after season, year after year.  Here's some basic information parents should know about the football helmets their children are wearing.

Soccer Headgear: Look for Headgear Meeting ASTM Standard

Soccer headgear may reduce injury risk from collision of head with hard surface (another head, ground, goalpost) but not from repeated heading of soccer ball.
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