CTE and Youth Sports

Why the confusion over CTE? Because the entire issue of TBI and mTBI is not even clear in the scientific literature. Definition of terms are widely disparate and scientific study conclusions are grossly overstated. Research in this area is being published so quickly that it is hard to keep up. I typed Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy into the pubmed.gov search engine just before starting this post and there were 655 results. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29993324 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30707193 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30664683 A short time line includes the papers by Martland (1928) > Corsellis (1973) > Omalu (2005) 1. CTE is a neurodegenerative disorder diagno

The TeamSafe​® Report #3

One theme dominates the recent youth sports news - LIABILITY. The liability issue has two parts: insurance premiums and lawsuits. The insurance issue is described in the article Risk Management is Answer to Football's Insurance Problem. "If you’re football, hockey or soccer, the insurance business doesn’t want you.” Read more....

​The TeamSafe® Special Edition: Rhabdomyolysis

A DOZEN female soccer athletes at the University of Houston were sidelined with a very serious medical condition called rhabdomyolysis. This occurred the week before the Super Bowl so there was little media attention. "Rhabdo" has become all too frequent in the world of youth sports. Since it is 100% preventable, a little education and planning will go a long way. Read more ....

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