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White House Conference on Concussions

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This past summer, President Obama hosted the first-ever summit on concussions at the White House.  The purpose of the conference was to increase awareness and education about the serious nature of concussions in youth, and more importantly, to kick start a culture shift in America when it comes to youths and sports. Concussions in Youth

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Education and Prevention of Concussions in High School Athletes

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Following up yesterday’s post on the increase in concussions seen at hospital emergency rooms, new initiatives to educate the high school sports community about concussions have been adopted. Beginning in the fall of 2010, all Rhode Island high school coaches — head coaches, assistants and volunteers — must take a free 20-minute online course on

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Hospitals Track Children's Concussions

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Youth sports build strong bodies, teach “team work” and help stem the trend toward obesity that has the attention of America’s health care providers. However, there are statistics demonstrating emergency Room visit s for teenagers are tripling over a 10 year period. Sports Medicine researchers are concerned that “bigger, stronger and faster” may not be

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Fairfax and Loudoun County Virginia jogger injury lawyer Doug Landau emphasizes the importance of safe gear for runners, walkers, cyclists and roller bladers

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Daylight Savings time means it’s lighter later in the morning. For “early bird” exercisers, that means that you should be wearing reflective, bright colored clothing so that you can be seen. You have seen me in my orange, yellow and other brightly colored garb. I practice what I preach. I also try to wear my

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Court Rejects Lawsuit by Injured Cheerleader

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Wisconsin’s highest court rejected a lawsuit that sought damages on behalf of a former high school cheerleader who suffered a serious head injury while performing a stunt, as reported on Fox News. In the ruling, the Wisconsin Supreme Court found that the lawsuit was barred by a state law that prevents participants in contact sports

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Reston Virginia sports injury and disability lawyer Doug Landau asks if too many kids are returning to the field too soon after a concussion

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With his own daughter watching her final two high school games from the sidelines this Fall, sport injury lawyer Doug Landau wondered about other student athletes who return to the playing field before medically stable or physiologically ready. Too many kids may be returning to the playing field too soon after a concussion. “How many?

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