History of Head Gear: The Evolution of Safety in Sports
Aug26

History of Head Gear: The Evolution of Safety in Sports

Admiral Joseph Reeves, who played football for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1893, is the first player to wear protective head gear during a game. Doctors told him he risked certain death if he was kicked in the head one more time. Determined to continue playing, he went to a local shoemaker who designed a leather helmet so he could play in the Army/Navy game that week. The next seven decades would see football helmets continually evolve...

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Hard hits and head trauma, the dangers of team sports
Aug01

Hard hits and head trauma, the dangers of team sports

Head Safety in Sports – Mobile App: The Super Bowl wraps up the football season this Sunday, but concerns about head injuries from high-impact sports continue. One doctor has invented an iPhone app to help school coaches diagnose concussions in their teenage athletes. Head safety in sports...

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ACL injury – Stephanie’s story – Boston Children’s Hospital
Jun24

ACL injury – Stephanie’s story – Boston Children’s Hospital

During her sophomore year, Stephanie tore her ACL while driving to the hoop during a basketball game. Stephanie was treated by Martha Murray, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and principal research investigator at Boston Children’s Hospital and had surgery to repair her ACL in the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Waltham location. Now a year after surgery, she is back playing sports and feels even...

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Head Injuries in Contact Sports
May27

Head Injuries in Contact Sports

Sports players and traumatic brain injuries are topping headlines more and more often.Late last night, Will McKamey, a 19-year-old U.S. Naval Academy football player, passed away in a coma.His story started here in Marion County. In 2012, McKamey played football for Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville. During a game against South Pittsburg, he suffered a severe head injury. He was flown by life force to Erlanger Medical Center for...

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