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Head Injuries

'Head Games' author to speak at The Shipley School

Monday, September 2, 2013, 6:00 AM
Tuesday night, The Shipley School will welcome Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis author Christopher Nowinski to the school’s Yarnall Gymnasium (819 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010) for a discussion on concussions and head injuries in sports. Nowinski is the co-director of... Read more

Helmets, mouthguards: Is there 'concussion-proof' equipment for fall sports?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 6:00 AM
As fall sports begin in earnest this weekend, I am often asked if head protection can prevent a concussion while engaged in play. Since most fall sports head protection-related questions are directed at football and soccer, we will deal primarily with these two sports. According to the recent Team... Read more

Teamwork in concussion management

Friday, May 24, 2013, 6:00 AM
It is said it often takes a village to raise a child. Quite often, it seems like it takes several members of that village to treat a pediatric or adolescent athlete with a concussion. As the scholastic year winds down, I would like to discuss the members of the healthcare team who treat concussion... Read more

Protecting pitchers: what J.A. Happ's injury means to MLB

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 1:41 PM
Last night, former Phillies pitcher J.A. Happ was struck in the head by a line drive while pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays. This morning, Happ is in stable condition and undergoing tests at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. Perhaps most troubling, however, were this morning’s... Read more

EKGs, concussions hot topics at AMSSM conference

Friday, April 26, 2013, 6:00 AM
Last week the annual conference of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was held in San Diego. This is the largest Primary Care Sports Medicine conference in the United States, with over 1,400 attendees. The AMSSM attracts the leading experts from around the world to present on... Read more

Why are concussions worse in females?

Friday, April 12, 2013, 6:00 AM
Women have been increasing in numbers in participation in all of sport. Women's soccer, basketball, lacrosse and many other contact sports are seeing increasing number of participants of all ages. When looking at data comparing male versus female concussion injury rates in sports where both sexes play... Read more

New statement on Concussion in Sports

Monday, March 25, 2013, 9:44 AM
You don’t have to be a healthcare provider who cares for athletes with concussions, however, to know that the topic of concussions has become a very prominent, and sometimes very controversial topic in our sports- crazy (some might say obsessed) culture. In recent years, you only have to turn... Read more

Connecting with the teenage athlete

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 8:00 AM
As pediatric sports therapists, we have to wear many hats during an athlete’s rehabilitation. We play the part of clinician, coach, cheerleader, and counselor within every session, while maintaining the ability to shift into being a drill sergeant when necessary. If we slip too deeply into any... Read more

When should concussed athletes return… to the classroom?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 9:20 AM
When we discuss athletes who have been concussed, much of the discussion often concerns when they will return to play. However, when we discuss student athletes who have been concussed, parents often ask ‘when can they return to school and academics?’ There has been much published this... Read more

Making Football Safer: Turf, leg injuries and HGH testing

Friday, February 1, 2013, 9:00 AM
Editor's Note: This is the fourth installment in a series by Peter F. DeLuca, M.D., Head Team Physician for the Eagles, on increasing player safety in football. It was a cold, damp December night in Seattle. The Eagles were playing the Seahawks on a special Thursday night game. On a punt, Colt Anderson... Read more
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