Navigation Links
Football Legend Steve Young Urges Kids, Parents to Play It Safe
Date:5/4/2011

By Maureen Salamon
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who suspect their child has sustained a concussion while playing sports should immediately pull players off the field -- even at the risk of embarrassing their kid -- to avoid a potentially permanent brain injury, according to football legend Steve Young.

During a Monday news conference on youth sports injury prevention held by Safe Kids USA, Young joined experts to outline what parents should look for when dealing with some of the most serious athletic injuries, such as concussions, heat stroke, and muscle and joint overuse.

Young, a former NFL quarterback who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005, said he suffered many concussions during his storied 30-year career, an issue "now coming to the forefront, as it should be."

"It's a nefarious injury with all kinds of gradations, each contextual to the person," Young said. "You just don't know how certain things will affect you. The key is not to push it -- that's always a very dangerous mistake."

About 10 percent of the 38 million American kids participating in sports each year are treated for a sports-related injury, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about half these injuries are preventable.

A recent national survey sponsored by Safe Kids USA and Johnson & Johnson found that parents generally expressed little concern about the number of potential injuries their kids could sustain playing team sports, with only concussions and dehydration causing "a great deal" or "quite a bit" of worry.

About 86 percent of the parents surveyed said their child's injury was "just part of the game" and that it probably would have happened anyway. The survey was a follow-up to similar research done in 2000 that studied parents' knowledge, attitudes and behaviors on youth sports safety.

"There's far more benefit to
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Youth Football Injuries on the Rise, Study Finds
2. Experts Call for Twist on Football Helmet Design
3. New national study finds increase in football-related injuries among youth
4. New frozen smoke material: 1 ounce could carpet three football fields
5. Artificial Turf Helps Football Players With Agility Drills
6. How football playing robots have the future of artificial intelligence at their feet
7. Getting extra sleep improves the athletic performance of collegiate football players
8. Football Injuries More Likely on Certain Artificial Turf
9. Sharing Miracles Television Program to Feature Legendary College Football Coach Bobby Bowden
10. Europes top football venues are not prepared for treating spectators who suffer heart attacks
11. QuestNet and AFC: Raising the Bar of Asian Football
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Football Legend Steve Young Urges Kids, Parents to Play It Safe 
(Date:12/25/2014)... Among early stage breast cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy ... will eventually develop leukemia as a result of their ... from a review of more than 20,000 breast cancer ... that the risk for developing treatment-related leukemia, though low, ... "The frequency of bone marrow cancers such as leukemia ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... SmileStix ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its ... on the iOS, Android, and Windows markets. Andrew Tropeano, a ... review and shared with viewers how this is an application ... goes, “A picture says a thousand words.” It’s true. There ... image, because each picture holds a unique and special meaning. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Parker & Sons, Inc. an industry leader ... quality regarding heating, cooling and plumbing services in the ... the “Queen of Clean” for impressive contractor services in ... over the years for providing outstanding quality customer service ... services for both homeowners and businesses. Linda Cobb, known ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 Connie Casad, ... and functional medicine advocate with 30 years of practice ... to evaluate the health benefits of dietary detoxification. The ... new participants following excellent results from test patients who ... asked to explain her interest in conducting the study, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 Dr. Vu Ho, a Dallas ... his practice and med-spa with the addition of new ... of cosmetic treatments and services. , “Silk Peel is ... says Dr. Ho. “As a result it can address ... sun spots, discolorations or blemishes.” , Similar to microdermabrasion, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3Health News:An Application to Create Custom Stickers was Featured on NewsWatch Television on December 19, 2014 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Recognition In 2014 By The “Queen Of Clean” For Impressive Contractor Services In Arizona 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Recognition In 2014 By The “Queen Of Clean” For Impressive Contractor Services In Arizona 3Health News:Connie Casad, MD, Now Accepting Test Participants for January Dietary Detoxification Study 2Health News:Connie Casad, MD, Now Accepting Test Participants for January Dietary Detoxification Study 3Health News:Dr. Vu Ho Expands Facial Plastic Surgery Practice to Include New Skin Care Treatment 2
... that the strongest risk factors for atrial fibrillation in both ... While hypertension is a well known risk factor for AF, ... later occurrence of AF has not been documented earlier". ... and is a major risk factor for heart failure (risk ...
... administering a common chemotherapy drug before bone tumors took ... once introduced, to seed and grow more easily. ... some cancers metastasize to bone, and could eventually result ... the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the ...
... (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV/AIDS are four times more ... the general population, a new study finds. The findings ... researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In ... the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. The researchers ...
... that looked at the hunger trends over a 10-year period ... more than one in seven, face the threat of hunger. ... reported that one in nine seniors faced the threat of ... agricultural and consumer economics and executive director of the National ...
... team of international scientists has made a significant breakthrough in ... of liver cancer. By identifying several new genes frequently mutated ... better understanding of how bile duct cancers develop. Their discovery ... Duct Cancer, or Cholangiocarcinoma, is a fatal cancer with a ...
... University researcher Julia Frugoli has received $132,769 as the ... the National Science Foundation to continue her study of ... to control their growth and development. The work ... of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences, genetics and biochemistry ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Palpitations are predictive of future atrial fibrillation 2Health News:Palpitations are predictive of future atrial fibrillation 3Health News:'Fertilizing' bone marrow helps answer why some cancers spread to bones 2Health News:People With HIV at Higher Odds of Sudden Cardiac Death 2Health News:Great recession reflux amounts to more hunger among seniors 2Health News:Scientists make breakthrough in bile duct cancer with discovery of new gene mutations 2Health News:Scientists make breakthrough in bile duct cancer with discovery of new gene mutations 3Health News:Clemson professor awarded nearly $600,000 4-year grant to study language of plants 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (NYSE MKT: ... biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese medicine (mTCM), branded generics ... the Company achieved the Public Notice (Gong Shi) ... of TPI,s Qionglai Facility (QLF) from the China ... period is a significant procedure of GMP certification ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Mass. , Dec. 22, 2014 ... leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, announced today ... has cleared its System One™ to perform hemodialysis ... known as home nocturnal hemodialysis. NxStage,s® System One ... by the FDA for this indication. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... a privately-held medical products and technologies company, today announced ... Officer of the company, effective December 22, 2014. ... Board of Directors of ConvaTec thanks Mr. Berger for ... years," said Magnus Lundberg , the Chairman of ... company is well positioned for the future."  The company ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TPI QLF Achieved Public Notice Status of GMP Certification 2TPI QLF Achieved Public Notice Status of GMP Certification 3NxStage Receives FDA Clearance for Home Nocturnal Hemodialysis 2NxStage Receives FDA Clearance for Home Nocturnal Hemodialysis 3ConvaTec Names Paul Moraviec Interim CEO Effective December 22, 2014 2
... & Nephew offers a wide variety of ... available in both partially threaded and fully ... are the 5.5 and 7.0 mm products. ... the surgeon's job a little easier. Ratchet ...
... Nailing System is one of the first ... for either an antegrade or a retrograde ... , ,Stryker Orthopaedics Trauma has now created ... together all the capabilities and benefits of ...
... Humeral Nail System has been designed to ... noninvasive treatments have historically failed to give ... blend of strength and flexibility. Ideally suited ... titanium alloy is twice that of stainless ...
... nailing techniques have largely replaced the use of plates ... The use of rods or pins in the forearm ... has been no way to lock the pins or ... a non-locked nail is back out of the implant. ...
Medicine Products: