The New York Times is featuring an excellent series on concussions. Part 2 ran this week and it’s worth a read.

“As the number of youngsters who participate in organized sports grows and reports of concussions rise, it’s vital for parents, athletes and coaches to know how these injuries are properly diagnosed and treated to avoid long-lasting consequences. While preventing an injury is always best, limited progress has been made in keeping youngsters free of concussions in sports with a high risk of head injuries.”

Read the rest: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/the-right-response-to-youth-concussions/

Last week’s installment can be found here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/concussions-can-occur-in-all-youth-sports/?ref=health&_r=0