Obama sports concussions

NY Post: Obama says sports concussions need more attention 

May 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — Saying he wants kids to play sports but play safely, President Barack Obama called Thursday for more and better research into the effects and treatment of concussions.


Obama had mild concussions

NBC News: President Obama: I've Probably Had 'Mild' Concussions (VIDEO)

May 29, 2014
President Barack Obama said Thursday that he probably had multiple "mild" concussions when he played sports — and thought nothing of it at the time.


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The Los Angeles Times: Private donors commit $65 million to studying youth concussions

May 28, 2014
With the focus on concussions in young athletes intensifying across the nation, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a raft of initiatives aimed at preventing mild traumatic brain injury and improving its diagnosis and treatment in children.

Steve Tisch

UCLA Newsroom: Steve Tisch donates $10 million to UCLA program devoted to researching and treating sports concussions, especially in youth

May, 28, 2014
Philanthropist Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and an Academy Award–winning film producer, has pledged $10 million to the department of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for the BrainSPORT Program, which has been renamed the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program.

obama to host

The New York Times: Obama to Host Concussions Meeting

May 28, 2014 
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday will seek to elevate a national conversation about the dangers of sports-related concussions, especially among children and other young athletes, by pushing for more medical research and more money spent on public awareness campaigns.

President Obama to host

The White House: President Obama to Host Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit

May 27, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, May 29, President Obama will host a Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit at the White House, where he will be joined by young athletes, parents, coaches, academics and experts, athletes, military service members, and other stakeholders.

Steve Tisch

The Hollywood Reporter - NY Giants’ Steve Tisch Reveals His $10M Plan to Further Concussion Research

September 11, 2014
In THR's Top Doctors Issue, the NFL team's owner, who is supporting UCLA's BrainSPORT Program, and Dr. Christopher Giza explain the plan to help young athletes.


UCLA Newsroom: Neuroscientists present new guidelines for sports concussions

March 18, 2013
More than 1 million young and adult athletes in the U.S. suffer concussions each year. Until now, no consistent standards existed to guide coaches and physicians in evaluating and treating sports-related brain injuries.


High School Lacrosse Players to Participate in National Study

February 13, 2013
Lacrosse players will have the opportunity to take part in a lifelong study beginning this spring season to test the long-term effects of concussions.


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Brain Changes Continue After Child’s Concussion: Study

December 12, 2012 
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Brain changes in children who have suffered a concussion continue to occur even after they no longer have symptoms of the injury, according to a new study.