facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Expert wants to change concussions' 'culture of resistance'

Dec. 11, 2013 at 12:20 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say many athletes and coaches don't report a possible concussion, even though this raises the risk of re-injury and impedes treatment.

Robert Graham of the George Washington University in Washington chaired the Institute of Medicine's panel that wrote a report, which analyzed data on school athletes ages 5-21.

Graham said he would like this "culture of resistance" against reporting concussions.

For example, "When a child in this age range suffers a concussion, people would say, 'That's a significant event,'" Graham said in a statement.

"We're going to take care of you. You're not going to go back to competition -- you're not going to go back to school -- until we're sure that you have recovered."

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Want a soda? Take a 5-mile walk to burn the calories Want a soda? Take a 5-mile walk to burn the calories
2
Paralyzed man walks after cell transplant Paralyzed man walks after cell transplant
3
Thousands of U.S. children are improperly medicated each year Thousands of U.S. children are improperly medicated each year
4
Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children
5
Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95 Yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies at 95
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback