High school girls in the United States are 56 percent more likely than boys to suffer a concussion in sports that are played by both genders, a recent study says.
People often associate concussions in youth sports with football. But the problem goes far beyond America’s most popular sport. Discover the truth about concussions in young male — and female — athletes.
Cheerleading is evolving into a more athletic and competitive sport for many schools. Unfortunately, while overall injury rates among cheerleaders are lower than most other high school sports, the injuries that do occur tend to be more severe.
For many years, the generally accepted guidelines for treating concussion called for the patient to completely avoid activity or too much stimulation in the days following diagnosis. A new study says there is no clear evidence that this approach benefits the concussion patient.
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Educating yourself about this serious brain injury and its potential dangers can lead to more prompt recognition if it happens to you or a loved one.
Millions of concussions occur each year. If you or a loved one suffer a blow to the head, watch for symptoms of a more severe brain injury.
Trampolines are popular among kids and adults – but they’re dangerous. From 2002 to 2011, trampoline injuries contributed to more than 1 million emergency department visits in the United States. With an influx of indoor trampoline parks springing up nationwide, trampoline-related injuries may continue to soar. Trampolines not advised Whether kids are supervised at an indoor … Read More
If you’ve suffered a sports injury, you might be nervous to get back at it. Here are expert tips for getting back to your game.
Whether it’s the monkey bars or the slide, injuries are bound to happen on the playground. Find out the best treatments – and when to seek medical attention.
Doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports-related concussions. Our experts discuss.