Category Archives: Updates

Expansion to new counties! Join us!

I am proud to say that the concussion management support system that Countywide Concussion Care developed along with UHealth  in Miami-Dade County also covers Monroe and Palm Beach Counties! This expansion effort has been aided by the support of the

Miami Dolphins to fund concussion testing for Miami-Dade public schools

Miami Dolphins quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill (left) and Matt Moore (8) welcome the team onto the field before the start of the game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, Jan. 1, 2017.
Miami Dolphins quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill (left) and Matt Moore (8) welcome the team onto the field before the start of the game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, Jan. 1, 2017. Bryan Cereijo

By Armando Salguero JULY 21, 2017 8:22 PM The Miami Dolphins will pay to have approximately 15,000 Miami-Dade public high school athletes undergo baseline concussion tests as well as get other benefits during the 2017 school year. At a time

A Countywide Program to Manage Concussions in High School Sports

By United States Sports Academy in Contemporary Sports Issues, General, Sports Studies and Sports Psychology March 7, 2014 Submitted by Gillian Hotz Ph.D, Ashlee Quintero, BSc, Ray Crittenden, MSc, Lauren Baker, David Goldstein and Kester Nedd, DO ABSTRACT Background: With

U.S. Soccer’s New Rules Regarding Headers

As the Fall semester of my Junior year begins to wind down, the prevalence of concussion-related stories in the news continues to grow. As reported by CNN, U.S. Soccer, the organization that oversees the sport for the entire country, declared

Summer Update

As I prepare to start my Junior year of college and my first season as an undergraduate Varsity Soccer Coach, I cannot help but look back on how my life has been shaped by my experience with concussions and concussion

Brain Trauma Extends to the Soccer Field

Photographs of Patrick Grange, who had chronic traumatic encephalopathy and died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 29, at his parents’ home in Albuquerque. Credit Mark Holm for The New York Times

By John Branch FEB. 26, 2014 Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head, has been found posthumously in a 29-year-old former soccer player, the strongest indication yet that the condition is not limited

Skip the homework if you’ve got a concussion

Linda Carroll NBC News contributor Jan. 6, 2014 at 12:01 AM ET Kids need to cut back on mental exertion, as well as physical exercise, when they’re recovering from a concussion, a new study shows. Nearly 50 percent of the

Frostburg State football player pressured back on field after blows to the head dies

Frostburg State University football player Derek Sheely with his mother, Kristen (right), who says, "We're haunted with the terrible unreality all the time." (Photograph provided by the Sheely family)

By Nathan Fenno The Washington Times Monday, November 11, 2013 Inside the house on the corner, Ken Sheely rests his hands on the kitchen table. Two black bracelets wind around his left wrist. Their white words hint at the truth

Summer Update

I feel as though a quick update is due from me. The Miami Dade Countywide Concussion Care Program continues to support concussion prevention and treatment and has the foundation to do so for the foreseeable future. I have continued to

The Forum for Nonprofits: Countywide Concussion Care Inititative

Posted on April 20, 2013by Forum for Nonprofits David Goldstein, a passionate soccer player at Ransom High School in Miami, suffered headaches, nausea and fatigue for months before finally learning that he suffered symptoms related to a concussion.   More than 300,000 high school students like David suffer from sports-related concussions each year. Listen to