Brain Injury Series Part 9: New High School Football Practice Limits in Florida

June 27, 2016

Contrary to what you might think, 60% to 75% of sports- related brain injuries to high school football players occur in practice, not in games.  In the NFL, that number is...

Brain Injury Series Part 8: How Sleep May Improve Post-Concussion Recovery Results

April 8, 2016

As we saw in our last post the very first thing recommended by doctors after a concussion is "rest and recovery," including getting as much sleep as possible.  Indeed, the...

Brain Injury Series Part 7: The NFL Concussion Protocol is Subject of Post-Season Review

March 17, 2016

Throughout the 2015 NFL season, fans were frequently advised that a player was entering the "concussion protocol" and would need to be "cleared" before returning to play.  Based on the...

Heintz & Becker Brain Injury Series Part 6: Second Impact Syndrome – a Rare Catastrophic Consequence of Multiple Concussions in Youth Athletes

February 3, 2016

The ever expanding medical evidence documenting the harmful effects of concussions has caused serious concerns about sports-related concussions in youth athletes.  One particularly serious concern is an event that can...

Brain Injury Series Part 5: Super Bowl III MVP Joe Namath Working to Raise Money for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

January 6, 2016

According to "Broadway" Joe Namath, football players in his generation didn't know about the dangers of "getting their bell rung" - the word "concussion" was not part of the side-line...

Brain Injury Series Part 4: Was This College Football Player, Like Many Others, Merely “Collateral Damage”?

December 11, 2015

Nearly everyone knows about the infamous incident involving former Florida State University football player Jameis Winston leaving a Tallahassee Publix Supermarket without paying for $32.72 worth of crab legs.  But...

Heintz & Becker Brain Injury Series Part 2: DTI Technology

November 11, 2015

Car accident victims often suffer forceful blows to the head that result in temporary unconsciousness and concussions or what doctors call "minor traumatic brain injury".  While many victims seemingly recover...

Heintz & Becker Brain Injury Series Part 1: The Silent Epidemic

November 2, 2015

By Steve Heintz of Heintz & Becker We decided to launch our newest series of blogs on the subject of brain injury for three main reasons.  First, the most common...