As more is learned about concussion and its effects, high schools and youth leagues across the United States are adopting return-to-play policies to safely get athletes back on the playing field.
But what about the classroom?
Student-athletes who suffer a concussion need care – and patience – from the academic world as well, said Dr. Gerry Gioia, the chief of pediatric neuropsychology at the Children’s National Medical Center and director of its Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery and Education Program.
Don’t believe everything you see on TV – or at your local pharmacy.
The U.S. Food and Drug Association recently announced it is monitoring “unproven and possibly dangerous products that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.”
With all the powders and pills on the marketplace, rest remains the No. 1 thing a concussed individual can do to assist recovery, medical professionals have said.
Read the entire FDA release here.
Parents have a lot of questions about whether to let their children play youth and high school football.
USA Football, the medical community and others are seeking real answers to help them make those decisions.