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A Parent’s Guide to Football Safety

New rules and better equipment have improved football safety; however, about one in three youth football players still suffers an injury each year. Following are the four most common football injuries. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and what you should know if the injury needs medical attention. Concussion […]

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Ethan Fox with Cowboys defensive back Morris Claiborne.

Athlete Back on Football Field Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Ethan pictured with Cowboys Defensive Back Morris Claiborne.   In 2012, Children’s admitted 330 patients with traumatic brain injuries. Ethan Fox was one of them. Ethan’s dad, Jason Fox, wasn’t sure if his son would be able to speak or even recognize him after receiving a traumatic brain injury while playing an impromptu touch-football game during recess […]

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Concussion Discussion

  Sept 19, 2012 – Fox 4 News discusses sports concussions with Shane Miller, M.D., Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist at Children’s Medical Center.  Surprisingly a fair number of concussions are received by girls playing soccer. A new Texas law requires kids to get a doctor’s approval to return to play following a concussion.

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Football Collision Leads to Near-Fatal Head Injury

After receiving a concussion during recess, a fourth grader was transported to the Children’s Dallas Level 1 Trauma Center. Follow a pictorial look at Ethan’s journey. It was a typical day at recess for fourth-grader Ethan Fox. But while playing a football game with his friends on May 29, 2012, an accident on the field […]

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Football accident lands student in ED – CBS 11

June 5, 2012  –  CBS Ch. 11 covers the story of Ethan Fox who was injured during an impromptu game of football during school recess and was admitted to the Children’s Medical Center Dallas emergency department with a skull fracture and arterial bleeding. Thanks to Ethan’s teacher, paramedics and Children’s pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Bradley Weprin, […]

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Pay Attention to Concussions

I remember sitting on the sidelines next to a high school football teammate after he was crushed by an opposing player on a kickoff return. He didn’t look hurt. He wasn’t screaming in agony or gripping his head. He was just kind of glazed over like a little kid watching cartoons. Our trainer kept asking […]

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