Category: Dr. Robert Stern

Leading researcher seeks to uncover consequences of repetitive head impacts in soccer

Philadelphia Soccer Now | Anyone who’s paid attention to sports over the past two decades has heard of CTE. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy has dominated headlines ever since the tragic deaths of numerous former athletes, mostly football and hockey players, whose lives were affected by brain injuries sustained over a lifetime of sports. Read more.

Should Massachusetts ban youth tackle football?

A proposed bill on Beacon Hill would ban youth tackle football for children in grades seven and under, with a fine for schools or leagues found in violation. Proponents of the “NO HITS” (No Organized Head Impacts to Schoolchildren) Act say it’s an important step in preventing brain disease among young people, with research out of Boston University adding to the collection of studies on the long-term harms that repeated hits to the head can have.