The Concussion Pill

The Concussion Pill

HEROIC COACHES: Spotlight on Jerry Katzke and the Brooklyn Bonnies Youth Program

On this Sunday morning’s WFAN show, I wanted to talk about an inner-city youth baseball program that has been around for such a long time that even I played against the Brooklyn Bonnies more than 35 years ago when I was playing with the New Rochelle Robins. And just a few weeks ago, my son Joh.... More »

How to Avoid One of the Biggest Parenting Mistakes + MORE

Every parent makes a parenting mistake now and then. You yell at your kids, forget to do something really important, not listen when you should–the list is endless. But one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a parent actually has nothing to do with your kids. It has to do with YOU. Every..... More »
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Making The Game Day “Go” Or “No Go” Decision

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The decision to allow an athlete to play or recommend sitting out is complex, and involves an assessment of medical factors, sport based risk evaluation, and sit.... More »

How Much Will You Sacrifice for Your Kid’s Dreams in Sports?

What kind of financial sacrifices are you making for your kid’s sports to pursue their dreams at playing at a higher level? In the article Behind every Olympian is a financial sacrifice, the evidence is clear: Behind every athlete who makes it to the next level, is some sort of financial sac.... More »

Green Bay Packers: Schedule, Meme, Tickets

The Green Bay Packers. Even folks that don’t know a field goal is worth 3 points know what the Packers are all about. When the nickname of your host city is “Titletown,” it’s not difficult to understand that there’s a rich history of championships. The smallest town to host an NFL .... More »

The Concussion Pill

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youth sports 1505252656 1933750117 The Concussion PillBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The symptoms after concussion could potentially be reduced or eliminated if proper treatment is started soon after diagnosis
The exact pathways that cause concussion symptoms are not fully known, but there is a lot of ongoing research
Several possible treatments aimed at those pathways are being developed but are in the very early testing stages
It is likely several years before we have a “concussion pill” or something similar

A concussion is an alteration in brain function that occurs from contact, and results in a complicated set of biochemical and electrical changes in the brain…

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