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.
Patients who suffered more symptom after a concussion took longer to recover, and some didn’t ever recover, even about 4 years out.
A new blood test can determine, with about a 90-percent accuracy, whether an adolescent athlete has suffered a concussion.
Students who may have suffered a concussion during sports should not return to play until they have healed. Despite medical warnings, that doesn’t always happen.
A new app developed for student-athletes who are possibly injured has a very rate of detecting injury based on self-reported information.
More IL students were diagnosed with concussions last year than in 2010, reflecting an increased awareness of concussion in youth sports.
To increase awareness of concussions among athletes (and hopefully reduce the occurrence), a foundation is broadcasting a 112-year-old speech.
Awareness of concussions has stepped up across the country. Here’s a look at a few schools in Maryland and Illinois.