A symposium at Mount St. Mary\’s University asks people to consider some difficult questions about National Football League player concussions.
If athletes show any of these signs, go to the emergency room right away.
While parents watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, many of them won\’t be encouraging their kids to pick up a football.
Forty percent of Americans would encourage their kids not to play football, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
A University of Virginia\’s School of Medicine study looks at the effects of hard hitting sports on the brain.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommend children who suffer a concussion should take time off of school as well as from the playing field. And local doctors are working with area schools to expand concussion treatment to the classroom.
Roxanne Jones, the former vice president of ESPN, says her respect and love for the game of football is fading because of the way the NFL has handled, or ignored, growing medical evidence that concussions cause serious damage to players\’ brains.
Football coaches in Fairfax County are trying to get players to take their heads out of the game
— at least the excessive helmet contact.
Fairfax County Public Schools is getting national recognition for its commitment to the safety of its student athletes.
Two local school districts are taking an extra step to reduce the effects of concussions among student athletes as more and more research demonstrates the severe and lasting toll concussions can have on young brains.
Concussions, sprained ankles and torn knee ligaments are hazards
of playing sports.
And, they\’re also partly responsible for the 1.35 million children and teens who
were admitted to emergency rooms for sports-related injuries in 2012, according to
a new report.
Dr. Ivan Ducic is pioneering what some consider a radical idea to treat post-concussion
headaches caused by nerve damage. His approach is a new twist on an existing
procedure used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome.
A football player is constantly taking blows to the head. Most are not strong enough to cause a concussion, but there is growing evidence a series of lesser hits could do significant damage.
Public schools already have rules for handling
and preventing concussions, but a proposed
Virginia bill would expand the state law to
include more youth sports.
Virginia Tech is expanding the types of helmets it will test and rate as new research reveals better techniques to measure the ability of helmets to prevent concussions.