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Dr. Robert Franks Receives EATA Physician of the Year Award

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Franks, Co-Medical Director of the Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center, on receiving the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association David G. Moyer Award. The David Moyer Award is presented to a team physician that has served the profession of Athletic Training as an educator and an advocate and has also served the community in which they more »


Concussion Lawsuit Against PIAA — What Does It Mean?

A class-action lawsuit filed on Thursday claims Pennsylvania’s governing body of interscholastic sports failed to protect athletes from or help them with concussions suffered while playing high school sports. The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount in damages from the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. The lawsuit also seeks to cover other Pennsylvania student-athletes who experienced similar medical issues while more »


U.S. Soccer Calls for Limited Headers in Youth Players

The United States Soccer Federation has asked for a series of safety changes aimed at addressing head injuries in soccer, including a policy that limits heading the ball in youth players. The new guidelines come as a result of a proposed class-action lawsuit filed against U.S. Soccer and others last year. Per the U.S. Soccer Federation website, below are frequently more »


Jefferson Plays Head Games at Franklin Institute

This year the Franklin Institute is celebrating the opening of its new brain exhibit with a series of events surrounding topics in neuroscience and the brain. The first of these events, Head Games: Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries, covered the latest in youth concussions and sparked conversation about current and future policies. The event was led by a more »