Five Steps to Managing Concussions in Youth Sports

Concussions and CTE. These have been the two buzz words in the sports headlines for the last few years. We read and see how concussions are managed in professional sports (recent World Cup) and the recent examples of this management are disconcerting. The NFL and NHL lawsuits continue and the more we learn, the uglier it gets. What is the influence of professional sports on the decisions made by youth athletes, parents, coaches, and administrators? Read the article on the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety website.

Concussion Confusion in Youth Sports: A No-Brainer?

Concussions are THE safety issue in sports today. Set up a Google Alert for “concussion” and your inbox will soon fill with articles like my inbox does every day. These articles discuss everything from research, laws, foundations, and new technology to professional sports concussion protocols, injuries to athletes, CTE, and the ongoing and contentious debate about youth tackle football. Read the article on SimpliFaster.com....

Sickle Cell Trait - Do You Know?

'It means everyone should know their status': exploring lay conceptions of sickle cell trait and sickle cell trait screening among African Americans within middle reproductive age. "Sickle cell trait is a condition in which a person carries a single copy of the sickle hemoglobin gene inherited from one parent and a normal hemoglobin gene from the other parent." Sickle cell trait is NOT a disease and does NOT mean that the person is sick. "African Americans are disproportionately affected by this condition, and are referred to as carriers for a genetic blood disorder, sickle cell disease." "One in 12 African Americans has sickle cell trait." "While studies demonstrate that there are health co

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