Neuroscience

Head impacts lead to brain changes in high school football players

Brain imaging exams performed on high school football players after just one season revealed changes in both the gray and white matter that correlated with exposure to head impacts, according to a new study that will be presented ...

Health

NFL player health: The role of club doctors

How can we ensure that National Football League players receive excellent health care they can trust from providers who are as free from conflicts of interest as realistically possible? The lead article in a new Hastings ...

Pediatrics

Some youth football drills riskier than others

Nearly three quarters of the football players in the U.S. are less than 14 years old. But amid growing concern about concussion risk in football, the majority of the head-impact research has focused on college and professional ...

Pediatrics

Concussion study shows player-to-player hits most damaging

(HealthDay)—As officials at all levels of American football continue to debate how to prevent concussions, a new study using data from devices inside the helmets of high school players confirms that hits with other players ...

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