Amid the hysteria permeating Major League Baseball's Biogenesis scandal, the media largely continues to ignore the 600-pound gorilla sitting in the room.
Over the past five years, there has been a steady increase among players, parents, coaches, and medical professionals in the understanding of the need to sit in the immediate aftermath of concussion. Despite the improved appreciation for the initial gravity of the situation, the question fro…
For athletic trainer Tim Bream, it is most certainly the best of times and the worst of times.
First, let’s be clear, Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) is extremely rare. I know of only one documented case in the last 25 years in Indiana.
One day after I wrote last week's column on Iowa banning two-a-day high school football practices effective this fall, the Illinois High School Association announced its own plan to battle heat illness. It didn't go as far as Iowa. Instead, it mimicked the NCAA, banning two-a-days on consecu…
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine isn’t the first place administrators, athletic trainers, coaches, and team physicians refer to for guidance. However, a study published there in January and cited last week in Scientific American warrants their interest.
Rather than Manti Te’o not being drafted in the first round, D.J. Hayden being taken by Oakland with the 12th overall pick should have been THE story of last week’s NFL draft.
The higher the level of sports, it is logical to assume, the better are the agents, athletes, coaches, management types, medics and scouts.
According to Greek mythology, Achilles was an invincible warrior during the Trojan War.
According to Greek mythology, Achilles was an invincible warrior during the Trojan War. His power, it was thought, came from being dipped in the River Styx as a child by his mother. However in so doing, she gripped him tightly by the back of the heel, not allowing the water to touch him ther…
With Monday's final game of March Madness, we now know which is the best men’s college basketball team in the land.
New helmets, strong enough to withstand a 100 mph fastball, will be the law of the land in Major League Baseball this season. Supposedly they will prevent concussions.
Since their release eight days ago, the updated Sports Concussion Guidelines issued by the American Academy of Neurology have generated quite the buzz. Every major television network trumpeted the news. Even the Wall Street Journal took interest.
I have long said an athlete tearing his or her ACL is much like a death in the family. Certainly not the same, but “much like" in that the athlete and his or her family experience genuine grief — with all its stages.
Basketball certainly is a contact sport — and that's just in the sports section of the newspaper. The verbal jousting of late has been as bad as I've seen — and that's just among members of the same team.
With a slogan that reads, “Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer,” the National Athletic Trainers’ Association has designated March as National Athletic Training Month.
Munster High School's boys basketball team completed its second undefeated season in school history on Friday. The first time it happened was two years ago, and just a week later, 120 miles from here, Fennville (Mich.) High School also completed an undefeated regular season – a little more f…
Over the last four years, the NFL and like-minded groups have had one success after another promoting youth concussion safety legislation in statehouses nationwide.
Football season may have ended Sunday but concussion season did not. Other sports and recreational activities continue and, with them, hits to the head.
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