Category Archives: Updates

AAN Issues Updated Sports Concussion Guideline: Athletes with Suspected Concussion Should Be Removed from Play

MINNEAPOLIS – With more than one million athletes now experiencing a concussion each year in the United States, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released an evidence-based guideline for evaluating and managing athletes with concussion. This new guideline replaces the

NFL’s Goodell Hopes for Lighter Helmets, Sensors

Mar 11, 6:39 PM EDT BY HOWARD FENDRICH AP PRO FOOTBALL WRITER NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell imagines a day in the not-too-distant future when players could be checked to determine whether their genetic makeup leaves them more

New Concussion Guidelines Stress Individual Treatment

By KEN BELSON Published: March 18, 2013 The American Academy of Neurology said Monday that it had revised its guidelines for handling concussions to emphasize treating athletes case by case rather than according to a predetermined scale. The move brings the

Blog Update – What a Year!


2012 was an amazing year for  increasing concussion awareness nationwide.  Over the past year, a vast amount of research has been published that has woken up America to the dangers of concussions. Concussions are in the news now more than

Concussion Liability Costs May Rise, and Not Just for N.F.L.

Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee, via Associated Press

By KEN BELSON Published: December 10, 2012 As the N.F.L. confronts a raft of lawsuits brought by thousands of former players who accuse the league of hiding information about the dangers of concussions, a less visible battle that may have a more widespread

Athletes feeling impact of new concussion policies


Football players undergo baseline testing and evaluation before resuming play November 14, 2012 By Christy Cabrera Chirinos, Sun Sentinel Cooper City football player Tyler Sabine took a brutal hit in a game early this season. The sophomore was throwing up

Florida Concussion Bill Signing – Video


David Goldstein’s speech at the Bill Signing – 10/12/12

David Goldstein’s speech at the Bill Signing

Good morning. Governor Scott, Senator Flores, President Shalala, Dean Goldschmidt, distinguished guests — Thank you very much for coming to this ceremony and supporting concussion awareness. My name is David Goldstein, and I am a twelfth grader at Ransom Everglades

Governor Scott Celebrates State’s New Concussion Protections at Miami Project


Recognizing the contributions of UM’s concussion experts and a high school soccer player lucky enough to be one of their patients, Governor Rick Scott visited The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis last week to officially sign into law a bill

High school athlete turns injury into crusade for better treatment of concussion injuries around state

Palm Beach Post Article

Sunday, August 05, 2012 by Hal Habib David Goldstein, shown speaking in Tallahassee, has fought to make it illegal for virtually any high school or youth league in Florida to allow a child to return to practice or play if