Archive for 'Health'

Maryland Looks to Other States to Help Improve Air Quality

Maryland Looks to Other States to Help Improve Air Quality

A large percentage of Maryland’s air pollution could be reduced after the Supreme Court ruled last month that the EPA has the authority to regulate emissions that cross state borders.

Teen Athlete’s Concussion Interrupted Life, But Didn’t Dim Future

Teen Athlete’s Concussion Interrupted Life, But Didn’t Dim Future

What seemed like a run-of-the-mill knock to the head during a Baltimore teen's junior varsity basketball game was a concussion that would drastically alter her freshman year and cause reverberations four years later.

US Lacrosse Works Toward Standard for Optional Headgear for Girls

US Lacrosse Works Toward Standard for Optional Headgear for Girls

A standard for optional soft headgear for girls' lacrosse may not be in place for another year.

Teen’s Concussion Recovery Slow, Mom Says ‘Lesson Learned’

Teen’s Concussion Recovery Slow, Mom Says ‘Lesson Learned’

A Reservoir High School athlete's concussion diagnosis marks the beginning of a months-long struggle to return to the sports and activities he loves.

UVa. Center Considers Use of Telemedicine to Assess Sports Concussions

UVa. Center Considers Use of Telemedicine to Assess Sports Concussions

Scientists at the University of Virginia are exploring using audio-video connections to allow doctors to assess sports-related concussions in rural areas.

Juggling Act: Two Schools, One Athletic Trainer

Juggling Act: Two Schools, One Athletic Trainer

Athletic trainer Michelle Priddy covers practices and games at both Queen Anne's County high schools. The job, she says, can be stressful but rewarding.

Some Worry Safer Football Helmets Could Lead to More Head Injuries

Some Worry Safer Football Helmets Could Lead to More Head Injuries

Despite advances in helmet design, some coaches say safer football lies in education.

Son’s Concussion Pushes Dad into Advocacy

Son’s Concussion Pushes Dad into Advocacy

Bethesda resident Tom Hearn wants to see athletic trainers in every county high school and better concussion education of students, parents and coaches.

Vision Test Could Help Diagnose Concussions on the Sidelines of Games

Vision Test Could Help Diagnose Concussions on the Sidelines of Games

A new vision test administered on the sidelines of sporting events could help identity athletes who’ve suffered a concussion, according to a study released this year.

Researcher Warns: Soccer Headbands, Mouthguards Don’t Prevent Concussions

Researcher Warns: Soccer Headbands, Mouthguards Don’t Prevent Concussions

Parents of young athletes need to be warned that some sports equipment manufacturers are trying to capitalize on concussion fears with claims that their gear can prevent the head injuries, the director of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior at the University of Nebraska said during a recent interview.