concussion

Charlie Yanny walking down a hall.
September 17, 2019

Across the nation, concussion protocols are in place to guide student athletes' safe return to sports participation. But no clear guidelines exist for students' appropriate return to the classroom.

July 16, 2019

Funds will support study of pediatric concussions, suicide, prescription opioids, and falls among seniors. 

a teen soccer player heads the ball
June 27, 2019

Most youth soccer leagues will not introduce purposeful heading to kids until they are at least 11, but there isn't a standardized way to teach the technique. Dr.

May 14, 2019

UW Medicine was instrumental to legislation that sparked nationwide change toward care and protection of young athletes.

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

We know more about the injury’s subtleties, but long-term effects data is still lacking, says UW Medicine's lead author.

December 13, 2018

On-field trainers captured injuries data, showing higher incidence than previous studies have reported.

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.

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