Concussion News

Could the NFL ban kickoffs? Concussion concerns have idea moving closer to reality.

Des Bieler

HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care has been advocating a “Mind Your Head” theme for youth athletes since it was established in 2012.

To have children crash their heads into fixed objects is not a rationale or appropriate form of playing sports. Additionally, football helmets have done little to protect ...

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New Response to Kid Concussions Limits Radiation, Saves Money

Kristi King

HeadFirst CEO and Medical Director Dr. Robert G. Graw, Jr., M.D., agrees that CT imaging is not usually needed when head injuries are properly evaluated. "We can confirm that radiation damange from CT scans can be avoided. Studies done at HeadFirst of children who have suffered a head injury ...

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HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care Offers Clarification about New Blood Test to Detect Concussions


Robert G. Graw, Jr., M.D., founder and medical director of HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care, one of the largest concussion clinics in the country, is offering his response to this week’s announcement about U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a blood test to help ...

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Do ADHD and dyslexia make athletes more likely to get concussions?

Nicole Wetsman

Risk factors for concussion are plentiful—playing soccer, playing football, having a prior concussion, being female. In an addition to the scientific to-do list, a new report is calling for researchers and to pay attention to something else that seems to make concussions more likely: learning disabilities.

Researchers first keyed ...

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