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Hockey Injuries Checked Out
There's a reason why you don't see as many body slams into the glass at hockey games these days. Programs designed to make hockey safer and less violent are doing their job, new research has found.
Don't Be a Hard Head!
Hitting the slopes shouldn't involve hitting your head. Though helmets may be bulky and make hearing more difficult, wearing one can protect your noggin and your life.
Saving Face in Field Hockey
Your child athlete might think twice about wearing the helmet or the eyewear that would keep his or her head intact. But the data doesn't back them up.
Blow to the Head, No Problem?
With America well into football season, the clashing of helmets has led to some major damage and blows to the head. But high school football players aren't too upset about it.
Athletic Trainer To The Rescue
In sports, first there's the athlete. Then the coach. And finally, the athletic trainer?
Is That a Concussion?
The helmet on that athlete's head can only do so much. The short- and long-term problems from getting hit on the noggin have been laid out over the years, but diagnosing them has been a different story.
Can Concussions Spark Aging?
What is the long-term price of bumps on the head and concussions? Could they contribute to premature mental aging by breaking down neural pathways?
NCAA Athletes & Concussions
Concussion rates for NCAA athletes may look like they’ve skyrocketed recently. But a new NCAA regulation could explain the bump in numbers.
High School Sports Injuries
Often teens with only one kidney are not allowed to play contact sports for fear of hurting the remaining kidney. It turns out other equally serious injuries are the greater risk.
Hitting Your Head Again?
Mandatory sports education could help reduce the number of concussions suffered by teenagers during school sports.