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USA Sport Safety USA Sport Safety was founded to prevent Child Athlete Abuse Syndrome through publishing, research, education and awareness.

USA Football
05/08/2013

USA Football

Our first group of Heads Up Football Ambassadors! Can you name each former NFL player?

STOP Sports Injuries
04/12/2013

STOP Sports Injuries

Youth Sports Safety Month is also a great time to celebrate research initiatives that support injury prevention. Today we recognize the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's continuing efforts to make baseball safer for young athletes: http://ow.ly/k0S3R

Dr. Daniel Amen
11/14/2012

Dr. Daniel Amen

An Outcast Closes In on Alzheimer's
11/13/2012
An Outcast Closes In on Alzheimer's

An Outcast Closes In on Alzheimer's

Dr. Claude Wischik has embraced an idea that, if he is right, could ultimately spin Alzheimer's research on its heels—and raise new hopes for the roughly 36 million people world-wide afflicted with Alzheimer's or dementia.

USA Sport Safety's cover photo
11/12/2012

USA Sport Safety's cover photo

Our student-athletes are ‘Under a Watchful Eye…’
11/06/2012
Our student-athletes are ‘Under a Watchful Eye…’

Our student-athletes are ‘Under a Watchful Eye…’

Whether someone’s son or daughter sprains an ankle, cuts their arm, twists their knee, or, more seriously, injures their head, a district’s ability to provide that particular student-athlete with the proper care is an enormous value.

Research unraveling the risks of deadly hidden heart problems
10/28/2012
Research unraveling the risks of deadly hidden heart problems

Research unraveling the risks of deadly hidden heart problems

Alaina Dixon had no idea she had heart problems until she collapsed in cardiac arrest 25 yards from the finish line at the Chevron Houston Marathon in January 2011. Because race organizers had emergency cardiac equipment on hand, Dixon survived to run another day. What Dixon didn't know is that sh...

Girl, 11, thanks rescuers after heart stops
10/22/2012
Girl, 11, thanks rescuers after heart stops

Girl, 11, thanks rescuers after heart stops

Eleven-year-old Payton Jones of Vergennes, Vt., nearly died during a swim meet last month. While doing the breaststroke, her heart stopped beating.

10/19/2012
New study highlights flaws in concussion diagnosis

New study highlights flaws in concussion diagnosis

With all the publicity concerning harmful brain injuries incurred by professional football players due to repeat concussions, parents of kids who play contact sports have a heightened sense of fear when it comes to a diagnosis of concussion. But a Massachusetts General Hospital researcher in a new p...

Infographic: TBI in Kids and Teens Can Impact School Performance
10/11/2012
Infographic: TBI in Kids and Teens Can Impact School Performance

Infographic: TBI in Kids and Teens Can Impact School Performance

Did you know that US emergency departments treat more than 170,000 sports- and recreation-related TBIs, including concussions, in children and teens, each year? Learn from and share this important infographic.

DICK'S Sporting Goods
09/19/2012

DICK'S Sporting Goods

Next time you feel like giving up, remember the Bills' comeback against the Oilers in 1993.

With a backup quarterback, Buffalo came back from a 35-3 deficit in the third quarter to win 41-38 in OT. It has since been called the greatest comeback in NFL history.

United States Sports Academy
07/25/2012

United States Sports Academy

Here are the instructors currently in Malaysia as part of Academy program to retrain Malaysia PE teachers in an effort to help enhance the nation's youth sports.

NFL tweeks concussion policy ...again
12/21/2011
NFL tweeks concussion policy ...again

NFL tweeks concussion policy ...again

Just a few weeks ago the NFL sent memos to all 32 clubs notifying them that a league observer would be present in the press box at each stadium to help spot injuries on the field. Stepping it up a notch, the league is now requiring teams to place certified athletic trainers in the observation post ...

2012 Official Pro Bowl Ballot
12/18/2011
2012 Official Pro Bowl Ballot

2012 Official Pro Bowl Ballot

Who are the best NFL players this season? Vote now for the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl.

Like our friends at Heartfelt Cardiac Projects, they save lives!
12/12/2011
Heartfelt Cardiac Projects

Like our friends at Heartfelt Cardiac Projects, they save lives!

Raising Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

New Injuries: Young Athletes | Heartland Orthopedic Specialists Newsroom
12/11/2011
New Injuries: Young Athletes | Heartland Orthopedic Specialists Newsroom

New Injuries: Young Athletes | Heartland Orthopedic Specialists Newsroom

Over the years there has been a dramatic increase in knee injuries in both boys and girls. Today, you see young athletes playing sports at high intensities and at a very competitive level. Young athletes, most of the time, play one sport year round which can lead to twists, pressure, and strain on a...

12/09/2011
Brain trauma found in 3-time NFL champ Carpenter

Brain trauma found in 3-time NFL champ Carpenter

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer – 13 hours ago if (gbar.lPWF) { gbar.lPWF(function() { gapi.plusone.render('plusone-div', { "size" : "small", "count" : "true", ...

Mathieu is one of five Heisman finalists | USA Football
12/06/2011
Mathieu is one of five Heisman finalists | USA Football

Mathieu is one of five Heisman finalists | USA Football

Whether making the big plays or the routine ones on defense and special teams, the LSU sophomore cornerback has the skills – and the highlight reel – to match anybody.

Official: 13 injured when fans storm Okla. St. field
12/04/2011
Official: 13 injured when fans storm Okla. St. field

Official: 13 injured when fans storm Okla. St. field

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- An emergency medical official says 13 people have been injured, two critically, when thousands of fans stormed the field to celebrate Oklahoma State's 44-10 victory against rival Oklahoma.

NBA players are prepared to file antitrust action against the league so "players can get their due process," says union ...
11/14/2011
Players reject NBA's offer, begin to disband union

NBA players are prepared to file antitrust action against the league so "players can get their due process," says union executive director Billy Hunter.

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA players have rejected the league's latest offer and are beginning the process to disband the union.

Couldn't have said it better myself.
11/10/2011
Penn State's Paterno deserves no pity

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Shed no tears for Joe Paterno . Save your pity for the innocent boys who will grow up into tortured men, not JoePa.

Little Leaguer Recovering After Traumatic Head Injury From Wild Pitch
11/10/2011
Little Leaguer Recovering After Traumatic Head Injury From Wild Pitch

Little Leaguer Recovering After Traumatic Head Injury From Wild Pitch

A wild pitch nearly cost a young boy his life when he was hit in the head and suffered a brain hemorrhage. His family is speaking out so others know what to do when kids suffer a traumatic head injury.

Very kind of Mayweather.
11/08/2011
Floyd Mayweather offers to pay for Joe Frazier's funeral

Very kind of Mayweather.

The death of boxing great Joe Frazier on Tuesday has touched millions, including a deep admirer of the sport's history, unbeaten world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., who offered on Twitter to pay for Frazier's funeral.

Landmark study of youth concussions at UTA
10/28/2011
Landmark study of youth concussions at UTA

Landmark study of youth concussions at UTA

Dylan Sommerfeld, 14, blacked out after getting hit during a football game last month. "Whenever I saw again after that, their jerseys were supposed to be blue-and-white, and I saw blue-and-yellow sparkles."

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