A simple vision test given on the sidelines can help identify athletes who’ve suffered a concussion, a new study finds.
Researchers found that the test – known as the King-Devick, or K-D – was able to detect 79 percent of concussions among college athletes who were followed over a season. When the results were combined with those of two other screening tests, all of the concussions were caught.
Watching the Winter Olympics in Sochi may inspire some to get off the couch and begin working out or playing sports, but it’s important to ease into these activities, an expert suggests.
Football players and wrestlers are the high school athletes most prone to shoulder injuries, and they’re more likely to injure their shoulders in competition than in practice, a new study shows.