Checkup Newsroom (football)

2017
July
26,
2017
| 08:48 PM America/Chicago
"Should my child play football?" "Should my child play football?" You may be asking yourself this question with all the recent news about the dangers of chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE. A study in the most recent Journal of the Amer...
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2016
September
06,
2016
| 06:51 PM America/Chicago
Football season has officially started. While it’s a fun time of year that many student-athletes look forward to, it's also time to freshen up on our knowledge about concussions so that we don’t put our kids at risk for severe long-term symptoms. ...
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August
18,
2016
| 06:29 PM America/Chicago
News of nearly 6,000 football helmets being voluntarily recalled is definitely worrisome to parents of young athletes. But Ricardo Guirola, M.D., warns that even under the best of conditions, helmets don’t protect your kids from concussions. Dr. G...
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February
05,
2016
| 05:25 PM America/Chicago
With the Super Bowl marking the end of football season and the movie Concussion starring Will Smith in theatres the topic of concussions has never been more talked about more than it is today. If you have paid attention to football over the last s...
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January
11,
2016
| 09:58 PM America/Chicago
“My son plays fall baseball, spring baseball and was recently chosen for a summer select league.” “My daughter plays select soccer and can’t afford to take any time off for her injury without the risk of losing her starting position on the team.” ...
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January
05,
2016
| 08:49 PM America/Chicago
Audrey Rogers, M.D., may not be one for social media, but that hasn’t stopped her from becoming an overnight Internet sensation. Dr. Rogers, a Cook Children’s pediatrician, was in the stands with her family on Saturday, watching TCU’s incredible t...
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2015
September
14,
2015
| 04:41 PM America/Chicago
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) only tracks concussion data from a sample of 263 schools. In 2014, these districts reported 295 concussions. Last night, NBC 5 Investigates released an enlightening report looking at the rates of concuss...
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September
01,
2015
| 04:59 PM America/Chicago
A federal judge in a class-action NFL concussion lawsuit approved a plan that could pay thousands of players more than $1 billion over the next 65 years. Richard Roberts, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Cook Children’s, wonders what it’s worth for your ch...
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August
21,
2015
| 05:40 PM America/Chicago
Awareness regarding the potential negative effects of concussions has increased dramatically in recent years. As we learn more about concussions, guidelines for how best to treat athletes continue to evolve. Most athletic trainers and coaches have co...
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August
14,
2015
| 04:00 PM America/Chicago
As the parent of a child with asthma, the summer months may finally give your child some relief. After all, nothing could be worse than the winter, right? But summer doesn’t guarantee complete relief for kids with asthma. “For most children, as...
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June
08,
2015
| 04:00 PM America/Chicago
You are rushing your kids off to a practice, a game or an event during the school year. Even your vacation seems rushed. Why not enjoy the summer? One of our physical therapists gives some helpful tips on relieving stress and learning to relax.  ...
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March
17,
2015
| 08:11 PM America/Chicago
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired yesterday after a very successful rookie season. He’s not hurt and had a presumably bright future in the NFL. Why did he retire? In light of the recent focus on repetitive trauma, concussi...
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January
30,
2015
| 08:47 PM America/Chicago
I find myself sometimes when off work slipping back into viewing things with the insight of a pediatric endocrinologist. Lately, football has put a lot into perspective for me. Take a look at the two starting quarterback for the Super Bowl between...
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2014
August
27,
2014
| 05:42 PM America/Chicago
Most young athletes know the importance of preparing for the upcoming football season and have been preparing this summer with weight-training and conditioning programs. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommends a balanced fitness...
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