concussion http://michiganradio.org en Michigan and Michigan State set trend by having neurologists on the sidelines http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-and-michigan-state-set-trend-having-neurologists-sidelines <p>No doubt about it — heads are sure to collide on Saturday’s football game between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.</p><p>But when heads collide on the field at Spartan Stadium, two neurologists will be on the sidelines, making sure no concussed player gets back in the game.</p><p>Both Jeff Kutcher, an associate professor of neurology at Michigan’s medical school, and David Kaufman, the chairman of the neurology department at Michigan State, will be working on the field for Saturday’s game.</p><p>According to the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/sports/ncaafootball/in-michigan-college-football-sidelines-are-offices-of-neurologists.html">New York Times</a>, while many Big Ten schools have medical consultants for their athletic teams, only Michigan and Michigan State keep them on the sidelines at all games.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:22:08 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15092 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan and Michigan State set trend by having neurologists on the sidelines School sports start with new concussion law in place http://michiganradio.org/post/school-sports-start-new-concussion-law-place <div><p>Students in Michigan's public schools are back at their desks.</p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>And for young football players, soccer players and other athletes around the state, practice has been happening in earnest for weeks.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This will be the first school sports season under Michigan's new sports concussion law.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>We wanted to find out what it will mean to student athletes, their coaches and their parents.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Laura Rowen joined us today. She's an injury prevention consultant with the Michigan Department of Community Health.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Listen to the audio above.</em></div><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:18:15 +0000 Stateside Staff 14363 at http://michiganradio.org School sports start with new concussion law in place Got a concussion? There's an app for that http://michiganradio.org/post/got-concussion-theres-app <p>University of Michigan researchers have created a mobile phone app that helps people who suffered a concussion track their symptoms.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Amy Teddy is an Injury Prevention Program Manager at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.&nbsp; Teddy says the app, called “Return2Play”, will help patients communicate better with their doctors by asking them questions about their recovery from a concussion.</p><p></p><p>“It may prompt them to consider things they didn’t realize they should be tracking,” says Teddy.</p><p></p> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:38:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 9656 at http://michiganradio.org Got a concussion? There's an app for that