Sports Concussions

Both teens and adults admire professional athletes for their strength and willingness to fight through injuries. In the case of concussions, however, this attitude is very dangerous. Recent headlines have brought shocking revelations about the mental decline of retired athletes who have suffered concussions during their careers. In a number of high-profile cases, head injuries of professional and young athletes have led to illness and death. This book helps readers grasp the mounting evidence about the health effects of concussions. It explores the recent efforts by doctors, scientists, lawmakers, and sports leaders to help protect athletes from this dangerous injury.

* Reviews *

Series Review: Headlines!
"This series deals with current topics in an easy to understand manner. Each title has great information for students doing research or just looking for more information about the topics...This is a great series dealing with current topics that will be good in any middle or high school."
--Carolyn Bason, Denton High School

Series Review: Headlines!
"These well-written titles will be great starting points for students doing research or good sources for teens wanting to learn about these timely topics...The books include many photos and sidebars as well as excellent and accessible further-reading suggestions and bibliographies. These titles will support many types of assignments."
--School Library Journal

Series Review: Headlines!
"This series takes issues ripped from today's headlines and presents the topics in a hi/lo format...making this a great reference support for struggling readers in middle and high school. The topics are relevant and engaging...this is a good series to support students writing reports."
--Library Media Connection
Library Bound Book List: $37.13 / S&L: $27.85
eBook List: $37.13 / S&L: $27.85

Reading Level: 6

Interest Level: 7-12+

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-4488-1289-9
Author : Mary-Lane Kamberg
Copyright : 2011
Language : English
Category : Current Events, Social Studies
Pages : 64
Trim : 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Dewey : 617.4
Subject : Current Events, Social Studies
Binding : Library
BISAC : MED056000, SPO015000
For Further Information Section • Further Reading • Sidebars • Bibliography • Author Biography • Web Sites • Glossary • Index