Simplifying Science

Keeping Your Head In the Game (And When to Keep it Out)

I cannot stress enough the importance of recognizing signs of concussion. This is true for kids and adults alike. Since we are strongly encouraging our children to get active and engage in team play, we also need to teach them how to tell when they need a break. A concussion is like a brain sprain--some are worse than others, but all need to be rested until they feel better. Read more about the rate of head concussion in kids' sports and scroll towards the bottom of the article for a list of the signs of concussion.

Teens' Concussion Risk Not Limited To Football

Although football has been in the spotlight when it comes to high school athletes' concussions, other sports carry a risk as well, a new study shows.Between 2008 and 2010, researchers found, U.S. high school athletes suffered...Read More