VIDEO: Youth Concussion Consensus Report

Dec 10, 2019

A new consensus statement about sport-related concussion in youth sports was recently published in JAMA Pediatrics, the result of a thorough review by an independent panel of experts of all current evidence-based research studies.

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LaxFit Program Benefits Player Safety & Performance

Oct 15, 2019

US Lacrosse's new LaxFit initiative is a standardized exercise program that will increase athlete performance, reduce high-risk lacrosse injuries, and promote healthy long-term athlete development.

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Video: Understanding Mental Health in Young Athletes

Sep 03, 2019

While potential mental health issues can affect people in all walks of life, including athletes, the good news is that help is available and problems can get better. The key for parents and coaches of young athletes is to recognize when a young player needs help.

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Sharing the Message About Playing Sun Safe

Jun 27, 2019

Hearing the statistics about melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, can be sobering. US Lacrosse's newly-formed relationship with the Claire Marie Foundation to raise awareness caught the attention of WJZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Baltimore.

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US Lacrosse and Claire Marie Foundation Join Forces

Jun 13, 2019

The two organizations will focus on providing greater awareness and education about melanona, its prevention, and playing sun safe.

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FDA Issues Warning About Use of Concussion Devices

Apr 26, 2019

Most medical devices marketed to consumers that claim to assess, diagnose, or manage head injury, including concussion, have not been reviewed by the FDA for safety and efficacy.

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New Concussion Insights to Be Presented at Symposium

Dec 18, 2018

Dr. Michael McCrea, a national leader in concussion research and a principal investogator in the NCAA's current concussion study, will present findings from the research at the 2019 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium, presented in partnership with MedStar Health, on January 11 in Philadelphia. 

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Sports Medicine Expert Encourages Parents to Set the Parameters

Nov 28, 2018

Considered one of the country's leading experts in youth sports health, injuries and training patterns, Dr. Neeru Jayanthi of the Emory University School of Medicine will serve as a featured speaker at the 2019 Sports Medicine Symposium. 

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US Lacrosse Hosting Sports Medicine Symposium on January 11

Oct 16, 2018

Open to all members of the medical and lacrosse communities, the one-day event will highlight lacrosse-specific injury research data and prevention information, with presentations by notable subject-matter experts in an interactive setting.

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Understanding the Risk of Heat Illness During the Summer Season

Jul 31, 2018

Summertime has become a prime season for youth lacrosse, with many players heavily engaged with the sport during the hottest time of the year. The coupling of lacrosse activity with summer weather can lead to a greater risk of heat related illness.

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