Concussion Season: What Football Kids Can Do to Better Protect Themselves

Interview one of our doctors on this timely topic. Here are several talking points for a prospective interview:

  • In 2015, 3 million kids ages 6 to 18 played organized football in the U.S.
  • Timely: The Journal of the American Medical Association reported 110 of 111 deceased NFL players whose brains were examined suffered from CTE.
  • There is a debate out there asking whether TACKLE football is still a good idea for kids.
  • The brain trauma from concussions that have plagued the NFL can start early.
  • Even kids are at risk for chronic trauma.
  • Wearing protective gear all the time, even when practicing is important.
  • Kids must do their best to use proper form when tackling or blocking but we can’t control the other person in the equation—and this is a contact sport.
  • Look for warning signs: Disorientation, pupils dilating, nausea.
  • Children need a baseline examination prior to entering the sport so changes could be followed.  An assessment of any current medical issues is important.


Available for interview:
One of our other healthcare media ambassadors.

Jo Allison
PR Managing Editor
Success in Media, Inc.


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