Women At Higher Concussion Risk Than Males

Women At Higher Concussion Risk Than Males
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Winning the Race to the Right Finish Line in Youth Sports + MORE

Kevin McLaughlin, USA Hockey’s Director of Youth Hockey Development, was not looking forward to opening his email in January 2009. He knew it was going to be full of angry posts. He knew he and his colleagues at USA Hockey would be accused of destroying the game and taking the toughness out of the.... More »
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Swim Bag Essentials + MORE

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission on purchases made through these links at no additional cost to you.  My daughter just finished another season of high school swim and had one of the best season's of her career to date. Her hair also survived t.... More »
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College Golf Scholarships for Girls Going Unclaimed

A few weeks ago my daughter (a rising high school junior) and I headed to our local driving range to hit off a few buckets of golf balls on a Sunday morning. While taking our turns, the owner of the range stopped out to say hello and he was somewhat surprised to see the Mother-Daughter team we made.... More »
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Bone Bruise: What It Is And How It’s Managed

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A bone is a living tissue with a blood supply, and impact to the bone can cause bruising in the bone’s interior Bone bruises are diagnosed on MRI scan Bone bruise.... More »
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Why I Like The King-Devick Concussion Tool

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The King Devick test is an easy, fast, and reliable objective assessment tool used as part of a concussion assessment program The test involves rapid number nami.... More »
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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

A recently published study confirms suspicions that female athletes are more likely to sustain a concussion than males
Average return to play times for males and females was similar, but far longer than typically reported for athletes, at about 14 days

My colleagues at Stanford and I have had a feeling that women are more likely to sustain concussions than men, and that the women often took longer to recover from the concussion than men…

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