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  • Hockey Players Are the Next Frontier in Head Trauma Research
    For Dr. Ann McKee and her colleagues, the hockey players are the next frontier in brain trauma research. She cannot divulge specific findings until the data is finalized and published, but she estimates that between 60% and 70% of hockey players whose brains have been donated to the BU bank,... Read more »
  • NASCAR and IndyCar adapt new tests for concussion screenings
    NASCAR is implementing the use of the King-Devick test to screen for concussions when drivers are brought to the infield medical center. The test, developed in association with the Mayo Clinic, typically takes only a few minutes and consists of reading numbers listed in a row with various spacing between... Read more »
  • Concussion Misdiagnosis Associated With Emergency Department Stay, Injury Type
    A study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine demonstrates that misdiagnosis of concussion in adults is somewhat common in the emergency department, despite patients presenting with known concussion signs and symptoms. Approximately 16% of head injuries that met the World Health Organization's concussion criteria did not result in... Read more »

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Youth Sports


  • Begin a Lifetime of Sun Safety Early in Childhood
    Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun early in childhood increases the risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Fortunately, childhood is also when many good habits form, like behaviors to increase sun protection. Dr. Robert Sidbury, division chief of Dermatology at Seattle Children’s, sees early childhood as... Read more »
  • Dying Baby’s Path to Lifesaving Transplant Sheds Light on Disparities in Pediatric Organ Donation
    Picturing her daughter making it to her first birthday was difficult for Rachael Rowe as she watched her baby struggle to survive each passing day waiting for a liver transplant. Time officially took its toll on Feb. 6, 2018 — four months after 10-month-old Raylee was put on the transplant... Read more »

  • Children with TBI: The Efficacy of a Half-Day Training for School Psychologists
    The incidence rates of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are increasing, yet educators continue to be inadequately trained in assessing and serving students with TBIs. This study examined the efficacy of a half-day TBI training program for school psychologists designed to improve their knowledge and skills. ... Read more »
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence
    Research shows that victims of domestic violence suffer brain injuries similar to those of football players. Experts are looking at ways to address this silent epidemic. ... Read more »


  • Flucos get big win over AHS Baseball
    http://www.dailyprogress.com/sports/cvillevarsity/baseball-roundup-fluvanna-pulls-away-from-albemarle/article_f746610c-06bb-11e6-802d-fb4ec38904d9.html ... Read more »
  • WAHS Girls Tennis Just Keeps On Winning
    http://www.dailyprogress.com/sports/cvillevarsity/tennis-roundup-western-s-girls-move-to/article_42f93a84-06b7-11e6-bc37-9757e7be6432.html ... Read more »

  • Tips for First-Time Sports Dads...
    It's hard enough being a first-time father. But when these former dudes become sports dads, they're often confused about how to handle the youth sports scene. Listen to the audio to hear what Kreidman has to say about becoming a first time sports dad.... Read more »
  • Sports Parenting When You're Divorced
    Sports parenting as divorced parents poses a number of challenges. For example, one parent may be excited about kids' involvement in sports. The other may have no interest. Listen to the audio to hear what Brunkow has to say.... Read more »

    NCAA

    • Education is the Key to Addressing Runners’ Patellofemoral Pain
      Is combining gait retraining or an exercise programme with education better than education alone in treating runners with patellofemoral pain? A randomised clinical trialEsculier JF, Bouyer LJ, Dubois B, Fremont P, Moore L, McFadyen B, Roy JS. Br J Sports Med. 2018 May; 52(10):659-666. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096988.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28476901Take Home Message: Education, education... Read more »
    • Prior TBI Diagnosis Increases Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
      Mild TBI and risk of Parkinson Disease: A chronic effects of neurotrauma consortium studyGardner RC, Byers AL, Barnes DE, Li Y, Boscardin J, Yaffe K. Neurology. 2018. [Epub Ahead of Print]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29669907Take Home Message: A military veteran with a prior traumatic brain injury (TBI; 0.6%) is >56% more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than a veteran... Read more »

    • Education is the Key to Addressing Runners’ Patellofemoral Pain
      Is combining gait retraining or an exercise programme with education better than education alone in treating runners with patellofemoral pain? A randomised clinical trialEsculier JF, Bouyer LJ, Dubois B, Fremont P, Moore L, McFadyen B, Roy JS. Br J Sports Med. 2018 May; 52(10):659-666. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096988.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28476901Take Home Message: Education, education... Read more »
    • Prior TBI Diagnosis Increases Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
      Mild TBI and risk of Parkinson Disease: A chronic effects of neurotrauma consortium studyGardner RC, Byers AL, Barnes DE, Li Y, Boscardin J, Yaffe K. Neurology. 2018. [Epub Ahead of Print]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29669907Take Home Message: A military veteran with a prior traumatic brain injury (TBI; 0.6%) is >56% more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than a veteran... Read more »

    • Education is the Key to Addressing Runners’ Patellofemoral Pain
      Is combining gait retraining or an exercise programme with education better than education alone in treating runners with patellofemoral pain? A randomised clinical trialEsculier JF, Bouyer LJ, Dubois B, Fremont P, Moore L, McFadyen B, Roy JS. Br J Sports Med. 2018 May; 52(10):659-666. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096988.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28476901Take Home Message: Education, education... Read more »
    • Prior TBI Diagnosis Increases Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
      Mild TBI and risk of Parkinson Disease: A chronic effects of neurotrauma consortium studyGardner RC, Byers AL, Barnes DE, Li Y, Boscardin J, Yaffe K. Neurology. 2018. [Epub Ahead of Print]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29669907Take Home Message: A military veteran with a prior traumatic brain injury (TBI; 0.6%) is >56% more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than a veteran... Read more »