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Editorial: Concentration on concussions must begin early (Winston-Salem Journal)

Almost daily, from pro-football circles to high-school ones, evidence proving what some players have always known mounts: Head injuries sustained in the sport can cause long-term brain damage and be deadly. The sport is also hard-wired into the national culture. It’s not going away. The jeers of the critics calling for that are drowned out […]

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Phone App to provide athletic trainer at push of button (Winston-Salem Journal)

Youth leagues, the largest segment of the football-playing population, have the most to lose, and in many cases, the fewest resources. Playing on fields from Winston-Salem to rural Wisconsin, the 3.5 million youth football players in America, according to the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma , are often forced to rely on volunteer help. Sometimes […]

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Head injury common among children in sports (Winston-Salem Journal)

By the age of 13, Riley Shore had put together a combination of agility, athleticism and balance to navigate her way around a 4-inch wide beam like it was a wide-open dance floor. But in one moment, it disappeared. For weeks after a fall during gymnastics practice, she showed up at a doctor’s office with […]

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What is a Concussion? (Winston-Salem Journal)

 

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Youth league and high school kids experience 300 to 550 concussion impacts a season (Winston-Salem Journal)

Since football and television began their relationship, fans have been captivated by the big hits. Former players yelled “Jacked up!” over ESPN highlights. Teenagers loop YouTube videos of Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins flying in from the secondary to deliver a devastating blow to an opponent. Those hits were the most celebrated by fans […]

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Reynolds’ Andrew Ciaccia gave up lacrosse after severe concussion symptoms (Winston-Salem Journal)

Andrew Ciaccia doesn’t remember many details about his second concussion, in February 2014, but he does remember being pulled off the field in Chapel Hill after taking a vicious blindside hit. After being evaluated by a trainer, who forbade him to re-enter the game, Ciaccia headed to the hospital for further treatment. In the next […]

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N.F.L. Players’ Union Weighs the Benefits and the Pitfalls of Helmet Sensors

When big-money N.F.L. careers are at stake, the use of impact-measuring sensors in football helmets is not as routine as one might expect. The N.F.L. Players Association’s Mackey-White committee, which is involved in player safety initiatives, spent considerable time in mid-April discussing not only the potential health benefits of helmet sensors, but also the legal […]

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Sports and Recreation-Related Concussion Surveillance: CDC’s Approach (PDF)

CDC TBI Concussion Surveillance Fact Sheet

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Kids & Pros HeadsUp Football Clinics

Kids & Pros HeadsUp Football Clinics, presented by Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma and the Matthew Gfeller Foundation The Kids & Pros Heads Up Football Clinics in NC  took place over the weekend of May 16-17, 2015.   The clinics, presented by Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma, and the Matthew Gfeller Foundation, locally supported by Wake […]

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Charities team up to host two free youth football clinics

WINSTON-SALEM — The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma and the Matthew Gfeller Foundation are partnering to host two free Kids & Pros Heads Up football clinics led by former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry in Davidson and Davie counties on May 16-17. The clinics are offered free of charge to all youth athletes in the […]

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