The Concussion Discussion
Today's active population is more susceptible to concussions and brain trauma than ever before. This site is designed to give coaches, trainers, athletes and their families, important information to prevent concussions. Let's start the conversation.
Traumatic brain injuries like the one that resulted in the death of actress Natasha Richardson after a skiing accident last winter are not as rare as one might initially think. The most amazing thing about traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is that it is such an under-diagnosed disease in our society. Dr. Mark R. McLaughlin's article should start the discussion with your coaches and trainers.
New NFL regulations should remind parents, coaches, and trainers, that the threat of concussions and brain trauma is very real in contact sports. Dr. Nirav K. Shah reflects on the likely impact of these new regulations.
New! On March 4th the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee passed new regulations on concussions that will go into effect for the 2010 high school football season. To read more about this important new rule, go to the NFHS website: