Top News at a Glance: Research & Stats

September 27, 2016

Blue Cross Blue Shield released a study today (9.27) showing increases in diagnoses of concussion for a time period spanning from 2010-2015. Overall diagnoses increased 43%, and 71% for those aged 10-19. PCS diagnoses were up 81%.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a study on September 12th that showed a dramatic increase in youth soccer injuries. This included concussions. The study was a retrospective review that looked at 25 years of data.

Top News at a Glance – Football

September 27, 2016

Anthony Davis of the San Francisco 49ers has retired from the NFL for the second time. It's due to multiple concussions he sustained. He first retired in 2015, but decided to again this past week.

For week 3 of the NFL season, the following concussion injuries were listed on the NFL injury report. Four players were listed as Out with a concussion: Sam Shields (Packers), Kelvin Beachum (Jaguars), Patrick Robinson (Colts), and Parker Ehinger (Chiefs). Five players were listed as Questionable: Martrell Spaight (Redskins), David Amerson (Raiders), Darius Latham (Raiders), Adrian Amos (Bears), and Bryce Callahan (Bears).

My Survey is Released!

My survey regarding menstrual cycles after concussions is published! You can find it here: Menstrual Cycle Dysfunction Following Concussion: HerConcussion.com Survey Results

Calendar

September

27sep - 29All Day2016 Brain Injury Canada Annual Conference

October

13oct1:00 pm- 2:30 pm[Webinar] [DCoE] Unique Perspective For Women with Mild TBI: Gender Differences and Coping Strategies
26oct - 27All Day[Berlin] Fifth International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport