Dangerous Head Injury May Go Unnoticed

Generally, people have believed if a hit to the head didn’t cause a concussion, there was no brain injury either. Now, physicians are learning that even hard hits that do not cause concussion – called subconcussive hits – can still lead to changes in the brain. “Many impacts in sports are not mild,” says neurologist … Read More

How to Prevent Dance-related Injuries

Dancers have a high risk of injury, with up to 95 percent of professional dancers expected to sustain an injury during their career. However, there are things dancers can do to prevent injury and keep performing. Knee and back injuries are very common among ballet and jazz dancers, although the types of injuries depend on … Read More

Children and Growth Plates Injuries (Video)

In so many ways, children are more flexible than adults – and this includes their bones. Because their bones haven’t fully hardened and are still growing, children are vulnerable to a unique injury called a growth plate fracture. Growth plates are areas of developing cartilage tissue near the ends of long bones, and these are … Read More

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Kids’ Sports: How to Avoid Overuse Injuries (Video)

Kids’ injuries have gone beyond fractures, sprains and concussions. Today, there is an epidemic in youth sports: overuse injuries, caused by too much activity, with too little rest.   Overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries in middle and high school students, according to American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. It’s an … Read More

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An iPad App for Concussions

This time of year, players suit up in pads and helmets and take to the football field for a game of big hits. Collisions are part of the sport’s appeal, but everyone from youth leagues to the NFL has expressed concern about the long-term damage of concussions. Biomedical engineer Jay L. Alberts, PhD, has created … Read More