WASHINGTON – At a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to crack down on deceptive and dangerous claims by manufacturers that their youth sports gear can prevent head injuries.
According to the CDC, an estimated 248,418 children aged 19 or younger were treated in U.S. emergency departments for sports and recreation related injuries that included a diagnosis of concussion or traumatic brain injury.
Although emergency department physicians care for a large number of patients with sports-related concussion (SRC), little is known about their knowledge of SRC and return to play (RTP) guidelines. The authors conducted a 32-question cross-sectional Internet survey to evaluate knowledge of SRC and practice patterns with RTP strategies used by emergency department physicians in Washington
Concussion is increasingly recognized as a risk of participation in contact and collision sports. There have been few examinations of athletes’ perceptions of their susceptibility to concussion or concussion-related health consequences. We examine college football players’ perceptions of their risk of sustaining a concussion and concussion-related health consequences in their future, whether these perceptions change over
WEST POINT, N.Y. — A bell clanged and two cadets in boxing gloves surged from their corners in a gym at the United States Military Academy last week, throwing jabs and uppercuts while other cadets yelled, “Keep working him!” and, “Use the hook!” For more than a century, boxing for male freshmen here has been
Federal report summarizes the current research on concussion knowledge, awareness, attitudes, and behaviors Garfield, NJ –As student athletes across the nation return to the playing field, today U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Co-founder and Co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, was joined by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials in
Each school year, approximately 1,000 high school athletes in Oregon suffer at least one concussion. In this first TBI Research Brief, we present information about sports concussion and how to recognize and manage its consequences. To read more, click here.
A strong focus on health and safety in sports can help keep young athletes safe.
Time to symptom resolution, return to school, and return to play after a sport-related concussion in children and adolescents (8-17 years of age) was examined using a retrospective cohort design. A total of 198 patients aged 8 to 17 years were included, with a mean age of 13.5 years (SD = 2.2).