Tag "concussions"

Catesby is our 14-year-old son who literally lives for sports. It is his identity. As a child who successfully deals with dyslexia, his main outlet is sports, the number one sport being soccer. Catesby plays on a highly competitive select travel › Continue Reading

A recent study of high school football players adds to mounting evidence that a neck collar may help reduce brain injury from sports-related head impacts. The Q-Collar, inspired by the brain-protecting anatomy of woodpeckers and head-butting rams, is designed to › Continue Reading

Research from Cincinnati Children’s Sports Medicine Division and the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows teens who used a mobile health app once a day in conjunction with medical care to treat their concussion got better faster than if › Continue Reading

Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury.  They usually are not life-threatening but their effects can be very serious. Symptoms can show up right after the injury, but sometimes do not appear until hours or even days afterwards. To › Continue Reading

Researchers at the Division of Sports Medicine are now studying the impact of a protective collar on female soccer players. The Q-collar, puts pressure on the jugular vein, increasing blood volume to create a natural bubble wrap around the brain. › Continue Reading

Editor’s note: WCPO news anchor and reporter Julie O’Neill wrote a personal account of  her daughter’s bicycle accident on her Facebook page this week.  Because it’s a great reminder about the importance of helmet safety and the different warning signs of concussions, we’re sharing it with › Continue Reading

New technology is being tested by Cincinnati Children’s researchers to protect student athletes. The device, known as the Q-Collar, could lessen the risk of concussions from inside the skull, rather than protecting the outside of the head, like a helmet. › Continue Reading

Greg Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, is leading an independent study on the efficacy and safety of a collar-like device to decrease concussions in impact sports. The device, inspired by the brains of woodpeckers, puts pressure on the jugular vein to › Continue Reading

Parents often ask me: “Should I let my kid play football?” Or hockey, or lacrosse, or soccer, or any other contact sport. Their biggest concern with these sports has to do with concussions, and rightfully so. Are Concussions On The Rise? › Continue Reading

St. X’s and Moeller’s football teams participated in a study of an experimental collar to minimize concussions in contact sports. Greg Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D, director of research, Division of Sports Medicine, helped with the study and explains how the › Continue Reading

Doctors, coaches, and players weigh in on the issue of concussions in sports, primarily football. Concussion research and protocols have advanced over the past couple of years to make football safer, but many professionals argue that more needs to be › Continue Reading

Dr. Wendy Pomerantz, an emergency medical physician at Cincinnati Children’s, is concerned that pediatricians are ordering unnecessary CT scans for children exhibiting concussion symptoms, so she and her team surveyed pediatricians to discover how they handle brain injury situations. Pomerantz’s › Continue Reading

You might be asking yourself why a Cincinnati Children’s researcher would be interested in NFL concussion rates. I realize that the connection might not be immediately apparent. Sure, I love football and even played in college, but that’s not why › Continue Reading

As the NFL playoffs begin this weekend, Cincinnati Children’s Greg Myer is generating greater awareness of efforts to understand and reduce football-related concussions.  Myer, director of sports medicine research at CCHMC, is author of an op-ed article in The New › Continue Reading

According to a recent study by doctors at Cincinnati Children’s, high school football players are 27 percent less likely to suffer concussions in games played at higher altitudes. Altitude is known to affect intracranial fluid, which cushions the brain. As › Continue Reading

A recently released report found a “culture of resistance” among high school and college athletes who are sometimes too quick to shrug off the effects of concussions. The study by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council made › Continue Reading

New guidelines from The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) say kids need to take a time out before returning to school after a concussion. In issuing the new guidelines, the AAP says mental and physical rest are key for kids › Continue Reading

A new study of football players shows many would not report symptoms of a concussion to a coach. The Cincinnati Children’s study of 120 high school football players found that many think it’s okay to play with a concussion even › Continue Reading

A hit on the field now could affect your child years down the line. In an effort to avoid the long-term effects of a concussion some parents are taking it into their own hands.Experts say a better helmet can reduce › Continue Reading