What's New in Sports-Related Concussions?

In This Issue
The Latest Concussion Research
Helpful Resources
Concussions in the News


Frequent Soccer Ball 'Heading' May Lead to Brain Injury


June 11, 2013


Studies done at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found evidence that soccer players who frequently head the ball have similar brain abnormalities to those found in patients with concussion.


Concussion Dangers Prompt Care Plan for Delaware's Young Athletes


October 7, 2013


Delaware officials are developing a uniform plan for documenting, managing and caring for young athletes who suffer concussions.


Hockey still Plagued by Concussions, Despite Rule Change


July 17, 2013


Concussion numbers in the NHL have risen, despite the passage of Rule 48 before the 2010 season. Additionally, this study found that most concussions came from legal hits and non-penalized plays. 

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While the fall weather cools things off, fall sports seasons are heating up. Those of us working at The Philadelphia Concussion Center at Magee Rehabilitationwould like to bring you up-to-date on the latest concussion research and news.  Below you will find links to articles about developments in concussion-related diagnosis, prevention and testing.


The more we know about concussion, the more we can do to protect our athletes from long-term head injury. We hope you will continue turn to The Philadelphia Concussion Center at Magee Rehabilitation to keep you informed.  Please feel free to contact us for any of your concussion needs.

The Latest Concussion Research

Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture

The National Academies Press

October, 2013


The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council have set forth recommendations for research related to youth and concussions.



Could NFL Concussion Questions be Solved by Fly Swatters?


October 14, 2013


A research study has found similarities in the effects of concussion on fruit fly brains and human brains. These similarities may eventually lead to the development of drugs to block the damage caused by concussions, as well as diagnostic markers that can be used to more reliably diagnose a concussion.


Study Finds Concussions Common in Teens


June 25, 2013


A Canadian study finds that at least 1 in 5 teenagers has probably sustained a concussion. There is also some evidence to suggest a link between mild TBI (traumatic brain injury) and poor grades and alcohol/drug consumption.

Helpful Resources

Concussion Legislation in the US



This interactive map allows you to click on each state to learn more about the concussion laws that exist there. This website also contains a wealth of good information about the signs and symptoms as well as management of concussions. 

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If we can be of service for post-concussion assessment, baseline testing, or educational presentations, please contact The Philadelphia Concussion Center at Magee Rehabilitation at 855-587-BRAIN (2724).