Women At Higher Concussion Risk Than Males

Women At Higher Concussion Risk Than Males

6 Truths Your Child Needs to Know After Every Youth Sports Event

In youth sports, no two events are alike. The score, the mistakes, the opponents, the weather, the officials, and how your child feels are all variables that influence the youth sports event experience and make each one unique. However, even though there’s no way for you to know what each comp.... More »

BOOK REVIEW: HEMORRHOIDS AT HALFTIME -An Insider’s View of High School Athletics

Over the course of my doing my radio show over the years, I have assembled a pretty substantial library of books on sports in this country. Many of these works are written by dedicated individuals who share my passion and concern for what’s happening to kids in sports. And the vast majority of the.... More »

The Day My Daughter Said, “I Quit!”

When youth sports gets hard, it’s no surprise that kids are tempted to quit. Nobody likes facing difficulty and through 22 years of being a sports mom, there were numerous occasions when our kids were discouraged and even if they didn’t say it, we knew they were toying with the idea of q.... More »

Free Printable Training Journal Page for Girls

Back by popular demand!! A few years ago I created a fun printable sports journal page for girls to keep track of their workouts and practices. Recently I have had quite a few requests for the file again. Download the free printable training journal page for girls (or anyone, really). What you need.... More »
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68 Countries Where Women’s Soccer Dominates + MORE

Soccer is definitely the world's most popular and most played sport! Our friends at Soccer Training Lab have come up with a cool infographic that shows just how popular women's soccer is around the world by spotlighting the 68 countries where the women's teams are actually stronger than the men's te.... More »
youth sports 1515575662 2017582086 Women At Higher Concussion Risk Than MalesBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
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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