"After a concussion you need to rest until ALL your symptoms have resolved for at least 24 hours. This period can be as brief as a day or two, or as long as a month depending on the severity of injury. You should discuss the recovery protocol with your doctor and training staff and inform your family, coach, and team of your status."
"Concussions often go unreported because 90% do not result in a loss of consciousness and players, coaches, and family members are not aware of the many different expressions of brain injury. While more than 60% of varsity soccer players have sustained a concussion playing soccer, only 19% realized it at the time."
"There is no denying the irresistible power of empathy. It can enlighten, connect, seduce, or heal. Empathy can be an invaluable tool for a physician dealing with a difficult patient, a businessman negotiating a complex international deal, or a parent struggling to understand a troubled child. The complex world of empathy is only now yielding to science..."
"We are all emotional detectives...A casual twirl of the hair, a gentle tilt of the head, or the flash of a playful smile can trigger flirtation and spark romance. The accuracy of our mood sensing and mind reading is crucial for building trust and relationships. Empathy is woven into the fabric of our family life, work, play, and health."
"You have to understand that like most orthopedic surgeons, I’m a denier. It’s my preferred coping style. I do dangerous things in a dangerous world. It works for me. I guess I’m a little jaded but I tend to take the long view and most problems seem to work themselves out. But this was different. I could sense Barry’s anxiety. Feel his distress. Frankly, I was getting a little anxious myself."
"...with the explosive global growth of soccer world combined with generally poor field conditions and an increasing number of synthetic surface fields, skin injuries seem to be increasing in number and severity. A Dutch study reported that 84% of professional soccer players sustained at least one major turf burn during the season with goalkeepers at highest risk. Several outbreaks of antibiotic resistant staph infections in athletic teams have been directly linked to frequent turf burns..."