Sports - Concussion, Sports Health

Starting gate area is common source of jockey injuries

Traveling as much as 40 mph on top of a 1,000-pound animal is a risky business, leaving the jockeys who ride as one with thoroughbred racehorses vulnerable to injuries from falls, collisions, rearing in the starting gate and other dangerous situations. The most common jockey injuries are orthopedic soft-tissue injuries. A four-year study of jockeys…

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Neurosciences, Sports - Concussion, Sports Health

An athlete’s recovery from concussion follows a step-by-step process

The typical time it takes an athlete to recover from a concussion ranges from two to six weeks and follows an evaluation at each step before the athlete is approved to return to play, according to Tad D. Seifert, M.D., director of the Norton Neuroscience Institute Sports Neurology Center. The entire process can take as…

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Neurosciences, News, Sports - Concussion, Sports Health

High school sports with the highest concussion rates

High school football players are experiencing concussions less often during practice, but the rate of concussions during games has gone up, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The study, which examined thousands of high school athletes across 20 different sports, found that the rate of repeat concussions across all sports has…

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