concussion

Goalkeeper playing soccer
January 31, 2019

Keeping kids in a dark room,  or "cocoon therapy," after a concussion is no longer what's recommended due to research that shows it can actually prolong concussion symptoms.

January 30, 2019

Only a couple of years ago, standard care for managing a diagnosed concussion was to rest the patient in a darkened room and minimize their brain stimulation.

December 13, 2018

New research from UW Medicine's Sports Health and Safety Institute and Seattle Children’s Research Institute found concussion rates among football players ages 5 to 14 were higher than previously reported, with five out of every 100 youth, or 5

Children playing soccer
September 4, 2018

The guideline for pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines specific actions for healthcare

April 20, 2018

Many children hospitalized in the U.S. for brain injuries don't receive all the rehabilitation services needed for them to potentially make a full recovery, a new study suggests. 

December 8, 2017

"The app is able to be a lot more accurate and detect more subtle changes than the human eye can, even that of a practiced clinician," said Dr. Lynn McGrath, a UW Medicine neurological surgery resident.

a young football player on theNorth Creek Jaguars runs up the field
October 16, 2017

(Downloadable video) Researchers, coaches and trainers involved in the new study of young football players discuss the goals.  The study is being jointly conducted by Seattle Children's Research Institute and UW Medicine's Sports Health and Safe

October 11, 2017

After Ty Pozzobon died at age 25, his family said they suspected his death was related to repeated concussions sustained during his rodeo career. The family transported his brain to Seattle, and UW Medicine neuropathologists Christine MacDonald

picture of boys warming up for football practice
September 8, 2017

(Downloadable web and broadcast split-track video, and video script) A study of more than 400 pediatric sports-concussion cases indicates that, in most cases, the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) did not help in the evaluation of persiste

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