Ahead of the Game: The Parents' Guide to Youth Sports Concussion
by Rosemarie Scolaro Moser
Ahead of the Game is the first book to give parents of school-aged athletes the tools they need to keep kids safe on the field, court, diamond, or rink. A pioneer in youth concussion research since the 1990s, this leading brain-behavior expert, neuropsychologist, and sports mom, Dr. Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, has worked with thousands of youth athletes, as well as professional sports teams.
Concussions and Our Kids: America's Leading Expert on How to Protect Young Athletes and Keep Sports Safe
by Robert Cantu
Concussions and Our Kids is the first prescriptive book of its kind to address the issue of head trauma in sports and to offer guidelines for playing sports safely. Described as "the single most important issue in sports today," concussions are widespread and devastating. Dr. Cantu has treated thousands of patients, from pro athletes to peewee players, and his groundbreaking research is changing how sports are played. Parents, coaches, and players can learn from this combination manifesto/manual, helping to reduce concussions now and prevent more brain trauma down the road.
Everyday Sports Injuries
by DK Publishing
More people than ever before are regularly taking part in recreational sports, often gaining enormous health benefits from their chosen activity. But sports also carry the risk of injury, and each year there are millions of sports injuries in the US alone. Featuring more than 150 step-by-step exercise routines for recovery after injury, improving strength and performance, and reducing risk of injury, Everyday Sports Injuries is a practical guide to recognizing, treating, and preventing injury, with the goal of getting back in action as soon as possible.
Kids, Sports, and Concussion: A Guide for Coaches and Parents
by William Paul Meehan
Written by an expert physician, this book offers a thorough understanding of concussive brain injury, its symptoms, its potential long-term effects, and the current prevention options. Equally important, it provides insights into how this injury is treated and what parents and athletes can do to facilitate recovery.
League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth
by Mark Fainaru-Wada
Comprehensively, and for the first time, award-winning ESPN investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru tell the story of a public health crisis that emerged from the playing fields of our 21st century pastime. Everyone knew that football is violent and dangerous. But what the players who built the NFL into a $10 billion industry didn't know – and what the league sought to shield from them – is that no amount of padding could protect the human brain from the force generated by modern football; that the very essence of the game could be exposing these players to brain damage.
In a fast-paced narrative that moves between the NFL trenches, America's research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science, League of Denial examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research.
Play Hard Die Young: Football Depression, Dementia, and Death
by Bennet Omalu
Forensic neuropathologist Bennet Omalu, MD, explains the science of brain trauma, offers practical solutions, and recounts the moving stories of the lives--and tragic deaths--of NFL stars cut down by gridiron dementia. Dr. Omalu launches a national effort to alert players, parents, coaches, trainers, and school administrators to the dangers of repeated concussions. His book offers common-sense answers and practical solutions for overcoming this epidemic now The threat of gridiron dementia--permanent brain damage caused by blows to the head during football--is real and can happen to you or your child.
The Concussion Crisis: Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic
by Linda Carroll
This book brings an explosive but largely unseen epidemic out of the shadows. It puts a human face on a pressing public health crisis through poignant stories of athletes (from the peewees to the pros), soldiers, and others whose lives have been forever changed by jolts to the head and brain. Weaving their cautionary tales with a clear and accessible explanation of the advancing science and medicine, The Concussion Crisis is the definitive exploration of the invisible injury behind today's alarming headlines.