concussions http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Minimizing The Risk Of Participating In Youth Sports http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/minimizing-risk-participating-youth-sports <p>Engaging in sports can be beneficial to young athletes.&nbsp; They provide the opportunity to be physically fit, learn discipline and build character in a fun environment.</p><p>The fun stops, however, when a sudden and unexpected injury or surprise medical condition intervenes.&nbsp; This potential is worrisome to parents and coaches as talk and awareness of concussions seem to be at an all-time high.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with Tony Breitbach, Director of the Athletic Training Education Program at Saint Louis University, about what can be done to protect young athletes’ health.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 21:04:16 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 26603 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Minimizing The Risk Of Participating In Youth Sports Forum on sports concussions held at Saint Louis University http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/forum-sports-concussions-held-saint-louis-university <p>Coaches, athletic directors, and school nurses from across Missouri met at Saint Louis University on Thursday for a forum on <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/high_school.html">sports concussions in student athletes</a>.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.biamo.org/">Brain Injury Association of Missouri</a> sponsored the conference, which drew about 200 participants.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:52:06 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3185 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Forum on sports concussions held at Saint Louis University Perron returns to Blues lineup on Saturday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/perron-returns-blues-lineup-saturday <p>After 13 months and 97 games, <a href="http://blues.nhl.com/club/player.htm?id=8474102">David Perron</a> is ready to lace up the skates once again.</p><p>The St. Louis Blues <a href="http://blues.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=604214">announced today</a> that Perron, the 23-year-old right-winger, will be on the ice when the Blues take on their division rival Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Perron suffered a concussion on Nov. 4, 2010 after being&nbsp; <a href="http://youtu.be/Tn4dhAejMAo">hit by Joe Thornton</a> of the San Jose Sharks and hasn&#39;t played since.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 20:19:38 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2600 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Perron returns to Blues lineup on Saturday Nixon signs doctor discipline, high school athlete concussion bills http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-signs-doctor-discipline-high-school-athlete-concussion-bills <p>With just a day left to take action, Gov. Jay Nixon has signed three more pieces of legislation.</p><p>They are:</p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 20:29:42 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Marshall Griffin 1639 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon signs doctor discipline, high school athlete concussion bills IHSA tightens policy on concussion checks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ihsa-tightens-policy-concussion-checks <p>The Illinois High School Association has approved a new policy requiring high school athletes who leave a game with head injuries to be cleared in the days that follow by a doctor or an athletic trainer working with a physician.</p><p>The IHSA board approved the new policy Tuesday. Previously the organization&#39;s concussion policy didn&#39;t require medical checks after the day the injury occurred.</p><p>The policy change follows months of reports on long-term damage athletes suffer from concussions in both pro sports and in college and high school.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:56:18 +0000 The Associated Press 985 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org IHSA tightens policy on concussion checks