Oklahoma Drill: High School Football, Concussions, and PTSD

A former Pennsylvania high school football player is suing his old school district for injuries he says were caused while performing the Oklahoma Drill in 2009. During the head-to-head maneuver, Shane Skillpa was slammed so hard that his helmet shattered. Even though he was showing signs of concussion, he was returned to practice. Now he […]

Prolonged Labor and Birth Injury

Everyone has heard stories about women who have gone into labor and spent hours upon hours delivering their babies. But despite the difficulties of such instances, these situations usually still fall within normal birthing times. However, when a woman’s labor lasts too long, a dangerous medical situation can result for her and the baby. It […]

The Importance of Upgrading Your Bike Helmet

So, you have a sturdy bike helmet from a few years ago. Do you really need a new bike helmet? It’s true that most bicycle helmets made within the past decade do an excellent job of protecting riders. On the other hand, however, newer models of bike helmets have been designed to protect riders based […]

Non-Concussion Injuries in Football

Concussions have been getting most of the attention lately, when it comes to football injuries. It can be easy to forget that other types of football injuries can be very serious, and sometimes fatal. Traumatic injuries, such as spinal cord and knee injuries, are difficult to eliminate in contact sports, but can be minimized with […]

Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing

Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) is a computer program used to assess cognitive function after possible concussion. It is not meant to be a stand-alone diagnostic tool, but as part of medical evaluation for signs and symptoms of brain injury. On August 22, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave permission […]

Athletes – Listen to Your Bodies: The Dangers of Ignoring a Concussion

  With the Rio games in full-swing, we should take a moment to discuss the dangers of concussions. Specifically, why so many athletes suffer from them and their impact on long term health. Concussion Science Concussions have been associated with several severe symptoms including: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Migraines Anxiety Depression Problems with cognitive processing Memory loss […]

The Truth Behind High School Football – Football Safety Series

The 2016 high school football season is on the horizon, and in some states practice begins this month. With over 1 million players, high school football is still wildly popular, but participation is declining, some schools have dropped their football programs, and some doctors are calling for a ban on tackle football in high schools. […]

How Dangerous is Baseball?

A Look at the Risks Involved with America’s Favorite Pastime Concerns about safety may not be a major factor for parents during baseball season, but not many people realize how dangerous the game of baseball can be. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 627,000 baseball-related injuries are treated every year. Many of these […]

Motorcycle Safety Tips

All motorists are instructed to “share the roadway” and obey traffic laws to ensure that all drivers and passengers are safe. Even though all drivers have the same rights and responsibilities, motorcyclists have to be extra alert because when there is a crash between a motorcycle and another type of vehicle, the motorcycle is almost […]