Doctors are realizing that concussions can smolder in the brain for years with symptoms that are missed, making diagnosis at the time of occurrence all the more important. Yet a new study shows that protocols affecting the most vulnerable—young athletes—often are not followed. Experts explain why, and what people should do when they receive any blow to the head.
The largest study of its kind is strengthening the link between football and the brain disorder CTE. Then, a new study in the journal Radiology shows that complications due to cortisone shots are much more common than previously thought. Finally, another study is proving that dog owners live longer.
A well known sportswriter and parent shares the red flags he saw as well as the benefits of playing youth football.
Traumatic brain injuries, even mild ones, may produce cognitive and personality changes months later. An expert explains these injuries and how to prevent some of the consequences.