Tracking devices explore concussions on the playing field
Kody Campbell admits to having his bell rung a few times. As a Mustangs football player for five years (2007-11), Campbell never sustained a concussion himself, but knows of many others who did. He is well ...
Helmet-to-helmet collisions: Scientists model how vibrations from football hits wobble the brain
It's fall football season, when fight songs and shouted play calls fill stadiums across the country. Another less rousing sound sometimes accompanies football games: the sharp crack of helmet-to-helmet collisions. Hard collisions ...
App for mobile phones helps diagnose concussions
(AP) -- The next tool in the campaign against concussions might be your smartphone. A doctor at the University of North Carolina teamed with other head-trauma researchers to develop an application for mobile devices that ...
Retired NFL players misuse painkillers more than general population
Retired NFL players use painkillers at a much higher rate than the rest of us, according to new research conducted by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Concussions change brains
(PhysOrg.com) -- The high incidence of concussions in contact sports and the risk of traumatic brain injury are a major cause for concern.
Headgear, mouth guards have little or no impact on reducing concussions in rugby players
Existing headgear and mouth guards have limited or no benefit in reducing concussions in rugby players, according to Dr. Michael Cusimano, a neurosurgeon at St. Michael's Hospital.
How to know if a head injury is a concussion, when to call a doctor
Concussion has become a high-profile injury, with weekly media reports of star athletes knocked out of action for anywhere from a few moments to the remainder of their careers.
NFL players with concussions now sidelined longer
NFL players with concussions now stay away from the game significantly longer than they did in the late 1990s and early 2000s, according to research in Sports Health. The mean days lost with concussion increased from 1.92 d ...
Athletes face tough hits, players susceptible to concussions
With the recent deaths of football players top of mind, parents and coaches should always be mindful of the risks of concussions. Kim Gorgens, assistant professor and neuropsychologist at the University of Denver (DU), says ...
ER visits for concussions soar among kid athletes
(AP) -- Emergency room visits for school-age athletes with concussions has skyrocketed in recent years, suggesting the intensity of kids' sports has increased along with awareness of head injuries.
Building a better safety helmet
Student researchers at Northeastern University have developed the technology for a helmet that could measure the severity of head injuries suffered by fallen skiers or snowboarders and alert first responders ...
Neuropsychologist says most concussions deliver 95g's
Head injury expert Kim Gorgens, a neuropsychologist at the University of Denver (DU), says that most concussions deliver 95 g's to the human body upon impact. G-force is a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity. ...
The Medical Minute: Be cautious with concussions
A concussion in young athletes can cause significant problems, especially if not recognized and treated properly.
Hits to head main topic at GM's meetings
(AP) -- Hits to the head that can cause concussions were the main topic as NHL general managers began their annual meetings Monday.