School Sports Improve Teens Mental Health

Canadian researchers tracked the school sport participation and mental health of 853 students from grades 8-12. They found that after 5 years, those who were involved in teams sports at school had less depressive symptoms, lower perceived stress and a more positive self-image. Specific causes aren't clear, but researchers hypothesize it may be related to…

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New Guidelines for Sports Concussions

The increasing number of sports injuries occurring in junior high and high school students has prompted the American Academy of Neurology to issue a new position statement recommending that any athelete having a concussion be removed from participation, examined by a physician with experience in concussion management, and explicitly be cleared before being allowed to…

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