No Helmet Brand Beats the Competition
Head injuries and concussions are almost a given in American football. Is there some brand of equipment that can protect the heads of young athletes better than others?
Tougher Concussion Rules for Athletes
Coaches and trainers will no longer think twice about pulling an athlete out after a severe smack to the head.
Safety Gear Doesn’t Stop Concussions
Helmets and mouth guards do a lot to protect the head from injury. How well the equipment protects against concussion is another story.
How Safe is Your Playground?
Swings, slides and jungle gyms are standard sights in neighborhood playgrounds, but so are trips and falls. A safe playground can ensure fewer injuries from those falls.
You are Benched
Not so fast. Head injury still bothering you? You might not be allowed to play just yet. "No athlete diagnosed with a concussion should return to play on the same day or while symptomatic," the authors of a recent report said.
Hockey Hits the Head Hard
Football has been in the news for concern over head injuries. Now it's hockey's turn. Concussions and on-going headaches are impacting both men and women hockey players.
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.
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?