Items Tagged ‘concussions’

Ask the Doctors - Is soccer as dangerous as football?

July 27, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is soccer as dangerous as football?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: My husband, who plays in a weekend soccer league, is troubled by some new reports he has read that suggest that soccer might as dangerous as football. Can you explain the studies? Your husband may be referring to a pair of studies published in February that examine the potential risks of heading the […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, concussions, Dr. Elizabeth Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, football, soccer


Why concussions may impact female athletes differently

September 6, 2017

Why concussions may impact female athletes differently

By David Olmos David Olmos

Scientists are learning more all the time about the differences between the female and male brain. So it’s perhaps not too surprising to know that athletes of different gender are impacted differently by brain injuries, such as concussions. Mayumi Prins, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is studying […]

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Tags: brain injury, childrens health, concussions, depression, exercise, mental health, Psychological stress, sports injuries, sports medicine, UCLA Brain Research Institute, women's health


Concussion care: Helping your child heal

February 21, 2017

Concussion care: Helping your child heal

By uclahealth uclahealth

When it comes to youth sports, concussions have not always been taken seriously. That’s changing rapidly, however, as athletes, coaches and parents are becoming much more aware of the seriousness of these brain injuries. That’s a positive development, because concussions can cause long-term problems with brain function – especially for athletes who resume playing before […]

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Tags: athletes, brain injuries, coaches, concentration, concussions, contact sports, Dr.Christopher Giza, memory, mood, parents, pediatric neurologist, physical activities