Category: Robert Cantu

Brain changes, memory problems seen with minor head bumps

NBCNews.com Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy Young athletes playing contact sports may experience learning and memory deficits as well as brain changes even when jolts to the head don’t trigger a concussion, a study shows… Expert quote: “I think this is the next big bomb to drop. This […]

Column: Goodell teaches moms to tackle ‘safely’

Associated Press Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell came to town to teach mothers how to tackle safely… Expert quote: ‘‘They haven’t understood the dangers their kids are being subjected to. Once they do — and it won’t happen in weeks, or months, maybe even […]

Concussions and the Classroom

New York Times Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy Because of heightened awareness about the hazards of sports-related concussions, many states have implemented standards determining when an injured student may resume playing contact sports… Expert quote: “The overriding theme is not to exacerbate symptoms.” View full article

Concussion laws help, but may be only partial solution

Patriot Ledger Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy In just five years, 49 states have passed laws to raise awareness about concussions and ensure proper treatment of head injuries in young athletes… Expert quote: “What we know is scary as hell. That’s probably the best way to phrase it.” […]

It’s Time for the Doctors to Weigh in on Hockey Fighting

Huffington Post Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy The ongoing debate about whether or not fighting should be part of hockey often seems to just go in circles… Expert quote: “In my opinion, they’re just turning their eyes away from a problem they don’t want to address right now. […]

Mass. companies team up to prevent head injuries

Boston Globe (subscription required) Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy Many parents and coaches watch their young athletes like a hawk, yet often don’t know when a knock to the head requires more serious attention… Expert quote: “The MC10 device is very important because it will allow parents, coaches, […]