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  • 'The head injury that made me commit a crime'
    A head injury not only left Byron Schofield physically and mentally scarred for life - it also set him on the path towards prison. Research by neuropsychologist Dr Ivan Pitman for the Disabilities Trust suggests that about half of the UK's adult male prison population may have suffered a brain... Read more »
  • Q&A: Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up about concussions, fear and walking away
    In a forthcoming book, “Racing to the Finish,” Earnhardt goes into depth about his battle with vision problems, disorientation and mood swings that made him want to quit the sport one week, then jump in the racecar the next. He also discloses the secret journal he kept of his escalating... Read more »
  • CTE researchers seek to study more female brains
    Scientists researching chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in athletes consider women to be a vulnerable demographic — but they need to be able to study more female brains to determine why. “We have large gaps in the number of women’s brains we’ve collected,” McKee said in a teleconference with reporters Thursday.... Read more »

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Youth Sports


  • Two Years Cancer-Free, Erin Advocates for T-Cell Immunotherapy
    Each morning, 8-year-old Erin Cross springs out of bed excited to go to school. A third grader in Chester, England, she loves science and math, and imagines a future as a researcher making “potions” in a lab. She loves cracking jokes, rugby and playing make-believe games with her friends on... Read more »
  • Lifesaving Treatments Closer to Home Give Gary More Time to Be a Kid
    Gary Bradford was a healthy 2-year-old until 2009, when what first appeared as seasonal allergies developed into a much more serious health condition. After spending time outside in the pollen-filled air on a spring day, Gary’s face swelled and he developed a rash on his arm. Three weeks later, the... 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

    • Plantar Fasciitis? PRP Benefits for the Long-Run
      The Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.Ling Y, Wang S. Medicine. 2018 Sept. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000012110.TextFreely AvailableTake Home Message:A platelet-rich plasma injection is more beneficial than steroid injections or placebo for long-term relief of pain and dysfunction associated with plantar fasciitis.  While... Read more »
    • Injuries = Time And Money Loss. Why Not Prevent Injuries with the 11+ Kids Program?
      Comparison of the ‘11+ Kids’ injury prevention programme and a regular warm-up in children’s football (soccer): a cost effectiveness analysisRössler R, Verhagen E, Rommers N, Dvorak J, Junge A, Lichtenstein E, Donath L, Faude O. Br J Sports Med. 2018. [Epub ahead of print]Full Text Freely Available Take Home Message:... Read more »

    • Plantar Fasciitis? PRP Benefits for the Long-Run
      The Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.Ling Y, Wang S. Medicine. 2018 Sept. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000012110.TextFreely AvailableTake Home Message:A platelet-rich plasma injection is more beneficial than steroid injections or placebo for long-term relief of pain and dysfunction associated with plantar fasciitis.  While... Read more »
    • Injuries = Time And Money Loss. Why Not Prevent Injuries with the 11+ Kids Program?
      Comparison of the ‘11+ Kids’ injury prevention programme and a regular warm-up in children’s football (soccer): a cost effectiveness analysisRössler R, Verhagen E, Rommers N, Dvorak J, Junge A, Lichtenstein E, Donath L, Faude O. Br J Sports Med. 2018. [Epub ahead of print]Full Text Freely Available Take Home Message:... Read more »

    • Plantar Fasciitis? PRP Benefits for the Long-Run
      The Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.Ling Y, Wang S. Medicine. 2018 Sept. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000012110.TextFreely AvailableTake Home Message:A platelet-rich plasma injection is more beneficial than steroid injections or placebo for long-term relief of pain and dysfunction associated with plantar fasciitis.  While... Read more »
    • Injuries = Time And Money Loss. Why Not Prevent Injuries with the 11+ Kids Program?
      Comparison of the ‘11+ Kids’ injury prevention programme and a regular warm-up in children’s football (soccer): a cost effectiveness analysisRössler R, Verhagen E, Rommers N, Dvorak J, Junge A, Lichtenstein E, Donath L, Faude O. Br J Sports Med. 2018. [Epub ahead of print]Full Text Freely Available Take Home Message:... Read more »