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A number of sports equipment companies say they may have found a piece of the puzzle in reducing youth concussions, especially in contact sports such as football.
Bethesda startup company Brain Sentry targets its product for youth football, below the high school level, because those players are most at risk for serious damage from undiagnosed concussions, the CEO says.
The club program benefits from parent injury spotters and local doctors and athletic trainers, who volunteer their time to conduct baseline testing of players’ cognitive function.
As part of the effort, up to 10 research grants of $400,000 each will be awarded to colleges and universities and others studying factors that could help to change the behaviors of student-athletes.
Fitness for Health in Rockville is replacing the "work" in working out with "fun" with their "gamer-cising" equipment. The trainers work with all types of clients, from 3 to 95, and with professional athletes to people with autism and cerebral palsy.
Feeding dogs table treats during Thanksgiving should be kept to a minimum -- or not at all, some experts advise. Should Fido pack on the pounds, owners can follow a dog's daily habits with an activity tracker.