Concussions en New high school football rules protect helmetless players <p>Following the tragic deaths of several high school football players across the country, the sport's rules and practices are being scrutinized. Recent rule changes are protecting helmetless players, and some coaches in the region say it's bringing common sense back to the game.<br /><br />On a chilly evening, the Oswego Buccaneers varsity football team hustles down the field against the Nottingham Bulldogs, its quarterback lobbing a well placed ball to an open receiver.<br /> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:31:59 +0000 Gino Geruntino 47832 at New high school football rules protect helmetless players The changing culture of youth sports <p></p><p><em>With children starting to play sports at younger ages and playing their sports year-round, the chance they are going to get injured is on the rise. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," recently spoke with Dr. Pietro Tonino, the chief of sports medicine at Loyola University in Chicago, about why these injuries are occurring and how to prevent them.</em></p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: How has youth sports changed over the years?</em></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:45:29 +0000 WRVO News 44359 at Regionally developed helmet technology attracting manufacturers <p>An upstate company has developed a system for motorcycle helmets that could have applications for both defensive driving and sports. A system of sensors alerts riders when the helmet has damage that might not be visible, but could compromise safety. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:12:18 +0000 Kate O'Connell 29441 at Concussion series pt 3: Spotting the signs of concussion <p>While a new law in New York State puts more stringent rules in place for how school districts must deal with concussions suffered by student athletes, club sports aren&#39;t covered by any such regulations. &nbsp;As WRVO&#39;s Ellen Abbott reports in the third part of a series, at least one central New York recreational league is trying to do something about it.</p><p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 14:44:47 +0000 Ellen Abbott 9148 at Concussion series pt 2: How concussions affect children <p>Sports related concussions are laying low hundreds of Central New York children and teens. In the second part of a three-part series, WRVO's Ellen Abbott talks with one of the doctors who treats many of them.</p> Tue, 08 Nov 2011 16:00:47 +0000 Ellen Abbott 9079 at Concussion series pt 1:More and more CNY teens affected by concussions <p>The death of a central New York football player after a blow to the head is bringing discussion of head injury and concussions back to the front of peoples minds. But concussions or traumatic brain injuries aren’t limited to the football field. While a death gets all the publicity, there are central New York teens who are living with the effects of concussions every day.</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 13:16:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 9013 at