Over the past few weeks, we've been posting about concussions in sports. Most student athletes will never "go pro," nor will they be featured on the box of a popular cereal brand. Most student athletes also don't have top-of-the-line protective gear or a team of...
Month: September 2012
Football star encourages concussion awareness
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain has teamed up with a Maryland sports medicine clinic to encourage young athletes to make themselves aware of the dangers of concussions and for adults to monitor concussion symptoms. The drive to "play through the pain" in...
Head injuries in sports take center stage, part one
After Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy took a line drive to the skull last week, he underwent surgery to reduce swelling around the fracture. He is not the only athlete to bring brain and head injuries to the news in the last few weeks. The players of the...
Drugs and alcohol present in one-third of traffic fatalities
According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on fatalities from 14 states, more than half of U.S. drivers killed in car accidents had alcohol or drugs in their system at the time of the crash. Out of 20,150 fatally injured drivers from...
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