High school football participation is down. Research that shows the sport leads to higher concussion and lower mental functioning is to blame.
Repeated head impacts can lead to long-term consequences; do what you can at all levels in all sports to minimize these repeated hits.
Even after athletes are cleared to return to play following a concussion, the brain still might not have fully recovered, new research suggests.
Learning about the brain after traumatic brain injury can help with the long-term recovery process; how the training works is a mystery.
Girls are more likely than boys to suffer a traumatic brain injury from playing sports, according to another study out of Northwestern Univ.
A traumatic brain injury could alter master genes and increase your risk of developing certain brain diseases, like ADHD, Alzheimer’s, and autism.
For unknown reasons, women are more likely to suffer sport-related concussions than men, new research from the American Academy of Neurology finds.
About 3 football players every year in high school and college die from brain and spinal injuries they got while competing in a game.
When it comes to return-to-play, vision doesn’t play a big role, but eye problems after a concussion can impair a student’s return to learn.
Research out of Johns Hopkins shows, people who play football or other sports and suffer head trauma are at increased risk of neurodegenerative disease.