With the recent death of future Hall of Fame football player, Junior Seau and the continued heightened awareness and legislation on a local and national level, concussions have become an important topic of discussion.
If I suspect my child has a concussion, what answer best describes what action I should take next?
If my child is NOT knocked out, then they are able to return to playing [...]
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on September 15, 2010 ·
A competitive spirit, the desire to stay physically fit, and a passion for the game are some of the reasons we love to participate in sports. Along with the many rewards, from victories earned to friendships forged, a major downside is the risk of a sports injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 7 million sports and recreation related injuries occur every year and more than [...]
Posted by Alicia Verity, MSPH on September 13, 2010 ·
A concussion is an alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness and is caused by a traumatic blow to the head. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that as many as 3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur in the United States each year. 60% of high school concussions are related to football. For girls the leading cause [...]