Category: Dr. Stern

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.

Women’s Soccer Stars Concerned About Trauma From Repetitive Head Impact

With a new NFL season starting, concerns about head injuries in football are expected to ramp up again.

But now the discussion is expanding to women’s soccer. On the heels of this summer’s World Cup, researchers are preparing to study the potential toll on women from a lifetime of head impacts, including heading the ball.

The Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders

The Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders is an up-to-date, scholarly, and comprehensive volume covering most diseases, conditions, and injuries resulting in impairments in cognitive function in adults. Topics covered include normal cognitive and brain aging, the impact of medical disorders and psychiatric illnesses on cognitive function, adult neurodevelopmental disorders, and various neurological conditions.

Sports Neurology, Volume 158 1st Edition

We are happy to announce the publication of a major new book, Sports Neurology, co-edited by Dr. Robert Stern (Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center) Clinical Core Director and Director of Clinical Research for the BU CTE Center) and Dr. Brian Hainline (CMO of the NCAA).