Ex-NFL Players Put ‘Trust’ in Cleveland Clinic

The long-term effects of sport-related collisions and brain trauma are a growing concern, particularly for retired pro football players. The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and Cleveland Clinic are teaming up to do something about it. The institutions have established a program called The Trust to assess and improve the brain health and overall … Read More

Suspect a Concussion? What You Need to Know

Contributor: Richard Figler, MD, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician It is estimated that 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur each year across the United States. The recent increase in awareness about concussive injuries has led to an increase in the diagnoses of concussions. A concussion is a short-lived functional brain injury typically caused by a … Read More

Youth Sports Safety

A recent survey found nine out of 10 parents underestimate the time kids should take off from playing any one sport during the year. The rest is needed to prevent overuse injuries, overtraining and burnout. Laura Goldberg, MD, a sports health physician at the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center, says parents need to pay attention … Read More