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Choosing a Football Helmet: 6 Tips for Best Protection

When it’s time to buy a new football helmet, one of the most common questions parents and players ask is, “What’s the best concussion-proof football helmet?” “There isn’t one,” says Cleveland Clinic Certified Athletic Trainer Bob Gray. “Helmets don’t prevent concussions. The best protection is proper hitting, tackling and blocking technique.” But football helmets are … Read More

Emotional Trauma’s Surprising Effect on Children

Traumatic events in children’s lives can have the same effect as head trauma, a new study says. The study, published recently in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, finds that emotional trauma at a young age may cause changes to the brain that are similar to head trauma. The connection between emotional trauma’s and physical trauma’s effect on … Read More

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How Icicles Can Be Surprisingly Dangerous

As if the snow and cold have not been enough to deal with this winter, another danger now hangs over our heads: the large icicles that have formed on many homes and buildings. This winter’s heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures have created dramatic icicles and massive ice dams on many rooftops. Now with temperatures growing warmer, these frozen … Read More

Protecting Athletes from Concussion an Ethical Obligation

Doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion, says a new position paper from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The AAN, the largest professional association of neurologists, released the statement today. The position paper calls on doctors to make protecting the future mental and physical health of young athletes a … Read More