Misleading Quote of 2013 Award: “Sports are 2nd leading cause of TBI”

There is statistic going around the press that has been concerning me.  The basic quote goes like this… “For young people ages 15 to 24 years old, sports are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injury, following only behind motor vehicle crashes.”  This sentence or a version of it is on many major network …

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Sports Officials: Your Best Friend

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking for over an hour with Alan Goldberger about concussions and sport law.  His website states that ALAN S. GOLDBERGER is an attorney, speaker, and author. A nationally recognized authority on sports officiating and sports law, his practice is concentrated in the areas of sports law, business law, sports insurance …

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NOCSAE’s Mike Oliver & Helmet Add-ons

Dustin Fink Of The Concussion Blog reposted my blog on Guardian Cap from today, with his own thoughts and additions. Then Mike Oliver, Executive Director and General Counsel of NOCSAE, commented on our mutual blog on the liability issue. From Mike Oliver in reference to Dustin’s and my blog post  You have done an excellent job identifying and clarifying the …

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#SarahJaneBrain: Session 5/5 The Future & Awards

May 8, 2014, The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation’s “Mild” TBI/Concussion in Youth – Concussion Conference in NYC by TheBrainProject.org with Special Guest Dr. Sanjay Gupta The Sarah Jane Brain Project The National Institute of Mental Health launched The Human Brain Project in 1993 to develop and support the new science of neuro-informatics. From this initiative, …

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Care about concussions? Download FREE app & take 20 min CDC course

With the CDC 20 minute training course and The Concussion Recognition & Response™ APP on your phone, you can be ahead of most youth coaches and truly make a difference. I used this app four times in the Spring 2011 Season to pull four children from lax and soccer games. All four were determined later by their doctors as …

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A Step-by-Step Guide: Reduce Risk+Lower Liability for Youth Sports Concussions

1. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?  Our youngest child athletes by being coached by adult volunteers with little or no concussion education. 2. WHY IS THIS A PROBLEM? Untrained coaches who do not know how to recognize and respond to a possible concussion, increase the risk of more serious injury for child athlete. Ignoring the signs of a concussion …

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