Concussion Risk Affects Student Athletes of All Ages

Student Athlete Concussions Concussions are often associated with professional level athletes, but the risk factors are present at any level of intense physical exercise. The consequences of a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) for student athletes are arguably higher than paid athletes since the recovery time is longer at a younger age. Recovery requires both physical and mental rest—which may be harder to achieve while keeping up with school work. Concussions at All Ages Most sports injury research focuses on High School and Collegiate level student athletes. However, athletes of all ages are at risk of getting a concussion that…

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Virginia Tech’s New Youth Helmet Ratings: What They Mean For Young Athletes

Parents of football players and other athletes are understandably concerned about traumatic brain injury and a whole host of other issues. Some take solace in knowing that helmets can provide valuable protection for vulnerable young athletes. Unfortunately, not all helmets stack up. In an effort to clear up the confusion, Virginia Tech recently released a thorough collection of ratings demonstrating which helmets are the most effective. The culmination of a decade of research, these ratings could be a critical resource for parents and coaches looking to keep young athletes safe. How Were the Ratings Obtained? Virginia Tech’s team sought ratings…

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Your Safety Guide to the 2018 Super Bowl

The Super Bowl might as well be an American holiday. Millions of people from across the country will be tuning in for Sunday’s game. While it is important to have fun on Super Bowl Sunday, there are also safety risks that may be overlooked. Instances of drunk driving could increase over the weekend. Foodborne illnesses could cause you, loved ones or friends to become seriously ill. Our guide may help you avoid these hazards. Food Safety Tips for the Super Bowl The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted multiple safety tips that could reduce the chances of…

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