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Medical experts: Safety starts with proper technique, fundamentals

Joe Frollo Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:03am

Developing fundamentals and learning proper mechanics dramatically reduces the chances for injury, according to a pair of medical experts who work with NFL and college football players.

These are critical ingredients for a better, safer sports experience and too often overlooked in current news stories that discuss football injuries, including concussion, said Dr. Patrick Kersey of Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Sports Medicine and Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz of the University of North Carolina Concussion Research Center.

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Step progression following concussion offers guide for returning to academics

Joe Frollo Sat, 02/21/2015 - 11:33am

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.

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FDA warns against concussion curing claims from supplements

By Joe Frollo Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:47pm

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.

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