Although concussions happen in an instant, they can have a lasting impact on a young athlete. In a moment of collision, your brain is susceptible to great trauma. A concussion is an injury to the brain that results in temporary loss of normal brain function. It usually is caused by a blow to the head. … Continue reading 4 ways to help your athlete avoid a concussion
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related cases of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or concussions in the United States each year. New attention regarding the evaluation, management, and prevention of these injuries has greatly increased awareness of the problems associated with concussions. … Continue reading Just how dangerous are sports-related concussions?
From Pop Warner to the NFL, concussions and head injuries have replaced broken bones and torn ACLs as the top concern of many football moms, dads and players. In this Hangout, Roger Khetan, M.D., Cherese Wiley, M.D., and Jason Wander, M.D., physicians on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center, joined Mark Barisa, neuropsychologist … Continue reading WATCH: This Might Keep Your Young Athlete Out of Sports
It’s time to put the spotlight on safety and help prevent head injuries in children. Beyond having some good old-fashioned summer fun and learning new skills, you want your kids to stay safe while playing sports. And while most parents assume team coaches and leaders are up to speed on concussion risks and prevention, that … Continue reading The Concussion Discussion for Kids