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New Research Shows Aerobic Activity Shortly After Sustaining a Concussion Drastically Decreases Recovery Time

For decades, the prescription for a concussion was rest, rest and more rest. Only once the symptoms subsided should exercise resume. But new res...

New Study Reveals the Best Area to Aim for When Making a Tackle

The safest place to target a ballcarrier when making a tackle? According to a new study from Trinity College Dublin, it's the lower trunk. Bioen...

How to Handle an Acute Injury While Training

Working out is supposed to make you stronger, healthier and feel better. But it's also an activity that can leave you vulnerable to injury. You'll be ...

Why Coaches, Athletic Trainers and Doctors Must Avoid Terminology That Downplays the Seriousness of a Concussion

In the athletic setting, injuries are a part of the game, there is no doubt about it. Strains, sprains, concussion, chronic overuse injuries, acute...

A Simple Spit Test May Revolutionize How We Diagnose Concussions

Diagnosing the severity of a concussion could soon be as simple as collecting a swab of saliva. New research from Penn State University has found t...

3 Ways You Can Spot a Teammate's Concussion

The clock ticks down, you release the football, and it's a perfect pass to your receiver in the end zone. In that moment, your focus is on making a...

STUDY: Football Practice Without Helmets Reduces Concussion Risk, Improves Tackling Ability

Playing football without a helmet sounds like a recipe for a disaster, right? The helmet offers a critical layer of protection for the fragile hea...

New Rules For U.S. Youth Soccer Leagues Aim to Reduce Concussions

One of the hottest topics in sports right now is concussions. As more research is being done, people are finding out how serious a concussion can be...

Evan Gattis's Protection-Enhanced Catcher's Helmet

Evan Gattis has never suffered a concussion—as far as he knows. But at least a couple of times per week during the season, a foul ball strikes the A...

Ask the YOU Docs: How Do I Know if I've Had a Concussion?

Q: I play a contact sport, get hit in the head all the time, and usually feel fine. How do I know if I've had a concussion? A: That's the multim...

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