sports medicine

April 1, 2019

More than 60 percent of 1,025 parents surveyed in the United States reported they would support age restrictions for tackling in youth football, similar to limits in soccer and hockey.

Coach talking to football players
April 1, 2019

As lawmakers in a number of states including Massachusetts and Illinois discuss age restrictions for tackle football, researchers just published a survey

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.

Dr. Kim Harmon on the sidelines
December 26, 2018

Dr. Kim Harmon has been to every University of Washington football game for three decades, watching the Huskies. The last time the UW was in the Rose Bowl, she was, too – 38 weeks pregnant with her third son. But she’s more than a fan.

December 18, 2018

The Sports Institute at UW Medicine, formerly the UW Medicine Sports Health and Safety Institute, has announced that Dr.

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

August 29, 2018

In a KIRO 7 News story, reporter Deborah Horne talks to UW Medicine physician Jonathan Drezner about the need for EKGs during routine sports screenings for young athletes.

June 21, 2018

Seattle’s Rat City Roller Derby is extremely lucky to have its very own, full time athletic trainer — a very rare privilege for a roller derby team.

March 16, 2018

Mark Bathum has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease. “I look at the world it's as though I'm seeing through toilet paper tubes,” he said during a medical checkup at UW Medicine before heading to South Korea to participate in the Par

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