April 11, 2014
    What to Do If You Suspect a Concussion

    Concussions pose a serious threat to the developing brains of children and adolescents. Unfortunately, there is no single sign or symptom that positively indicates that a concussion has occurred. The …

    April 10, 2014
    Concussion Symptoms

    A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly from one side to another. Children can …

    April 9, 2014
    Second Impact Syndrome

    Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) is a serious brain condition that can occur when a second concussion is suffered before the effects of a previous concussion have healed. With SIS, acute and often fatal b…

    April 8, 2014
    Top Ten Sports-Related Head Injuries

    The issue of head injuries among professional football players has been in the news recently, with the NFL hit by a series of lawsuits brought by players who accuse the organization of covering up the…

    February 4, 2012
    Dr. Greene’s Super Bowl Challenge

    Dr. Greene's take on how to watch the Super Bowl... Turn several hours of fun on the couch into several hours of active fun: Whenever your team makes a first down, celebrate with 10 jumping jacks, sci…

    Touchdowns, Take-downs, and Toddler Tussles
    October 15, 2003
    Touchdowns, Take-downs, and Toddler Tussles

    A contagious skin infection that was once thought of as primarily limited to hospitals, prisons, and nursing homes is now showing up in healthy children, according to the Centers for Disease Control a…

    Football, Heatstroke, and Head Injuries
    August 12, 2003
    Football, Heatstroke, and Head Injuries

    The statistics are in, and happily there were no deaths from heatstroke among U.S. football players during the 2002 season (or so far in 2003), according to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports…

    Helmet Fit and Condition
    August 6, 2003
    Helmet Fit and Condition

    Shoes protect the feet; helmets protect the head. Helmets can be very effective at preventing serious head injuries, but nevertheless, head injury during active play remains a leading cause of death a…

    October 25, 2002
    Concussion: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to concussion: Children’s energetic exploration of life often results in head "bonks.” Fortunately, most of them are not serious. Nevertheless, when we hear the awful thud of a child'…

    Weight Lifting for Kids - Safe? Effective?
    June 6, 2001
    Weight Lifting for Kids – Safe? Effective?

    My 14-year-old son is gearing up for freshman high school football in the fall. Team weight lifting starts next week. Is it healthy? Can this stunt long-term growth? (more…)…

    Sports and Head Injuries
    July 19, 2000
    Sports and Head Injuries

    We know that repeated head injuries can lead to long-term neurologic damage. What happens when kids play football or hockey? (more…)…

    Baseball Technology Reduces Injuries
    February 14, 2000
    Baseball Technology Reduces Injuries

    The biggest safety concern in baseball is getting hit with the ball. Traditional hardballs have cork centers that are wrapped in layers of wool. Safety baseballs have a polyurethane core and are the s…