Concussion risk is lower for teen athletes at higher altitudes

12/10/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Among high school athletes playing at altitudes of 600 feet and above, rates of concussion were 31% lower compared with those who play nearer to sea level, according to a study in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. High altitude was also linked to fewer concussions specifically among football players. It is possible that mild brain swelling caused by the increasing altitude may cause the brain to fit snugly in the skull, protecting it from too much movement when being hit in the head, researchers said.

View Full Article in:

U.S. News & World Report

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Chief Executive Officer
CarePoint Health Plan
Jersey City, NJ
Regional Director, Southeastern Region - State Affairs
America's Heatlh Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Assistant General Counsel
Cardinal Health
Chicago, IL
Pharmacy Care Manager
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Arlington, VA
Senior Director, Research
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC