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Researchers: Heads Up tackling program decreases concussion rates

Published March 18, 2017  |  Source: http://bit.ly/2nwLJPk

Contact: Lisa Weisenberger, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Consistently using a tackling education program appears to help lessen youth football concussion severity and occurrence, say researchers presenting their work this month at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Specialty Day in San Diego, CA.

“Our study showed that the risk of a concussion in high school football athletes was 1.4 times lower from schools that utilized the Heads Up tackling education program than those who were not trained to utilize the techniques,” said lead researcher, Ellen Shanley PhD, PT, OCS, Director, Athletic Injury Research, Prevention, and Education, SC Center for Effectiveness Research in Orthopedics.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Published March 2, 2017 | Source: http://bit.ly/2no7RvC

By M.J. Clausen, Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital

The Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital joins the Brain Injury Association of America in announcing March as Brain Injury Awareness Month with Brain Injury Awareness Day on March 22.

Over 12 million individuals are living with brain injury.

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