Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Player athleticism increases head impact exposure in youth football

Speed, agility and strength are definitely assets on the football field. But when it comes to hits to the head, those talents may actually increase exposure for the young athletes who account for about 70% of this country's ...

Pediatrics

Concussion risk is higher in female athletes

With schools starting back for the year, many young athletes are returning to sports—and with that comes the possibility of injuries, including concussions.

Pediatrics

Young athletes may need one-year break after knee surgery

After surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, young athletes are now recommended to undergo at least a year's rehab and thorough testing before resuming knee-strenuous sport. Research shows that those who ...

Pediatrics

When can kids return to play after a concussion?

(HealthDay)—Though coaches and parents are more alert to the need for emergency attention after young athletes suffer a concussion, many may not realize how long symptoms and other effects can linger.

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