All Articles by Brooke de Lench

Conservative Management of Youth Concussions, More Education Needed, de Lench Says

In her keynote address to the 2nd Annual Sports Concussion Summit in Marina del Ray, California MomsTeam.com founder Brooke de Lench offered suggestions on how parents, coaches, officials, administrators, athletic trainers, clinician, current or former professional athlete, and sports safety equipment manufacturer, could work together as a team to protect the nation's children against the serious, life-altering consequences of concussions.

Concussions in Sports: Does Gender Matter?

Girls have higher concussion rates in sports like soccer and basketball than boys, but whether they experience greater levels of acute, postconcussive neurocognitive impairment remains unclear, even after extensive research.

Female Athlete Triad

In 1992, the American College of Sports Medicine first recognized that girls and women in sports were particularly susceptible to three interrelated conditions – disordered eating, menstrual irregularity, and osteoporosis – that have come to be known as the "female athlete triad."