contact sports http://wrvo.org en Off-the-shelf football gear offers same protection as custom-built http://wrvo.org/post/shelf-football-gear-offers-same-protection-custom-built-0 <p></p><p>Special mouth guards and helmets marketed to help reduce concussions may not actually provide any additional protection for football players <a href="https://aap.confex.com/aap/2013/webprogrampress/Paper22211.html">a new report claims.</a> The findings are from a 2012 study that followed 1,332 high school athletes during a season.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:58:43 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 47837 at http://wrvo.org Off-the-shelf football gear offers same protection as custom-built The changing culture of youth sports http://wrvo.org/post/changing-culture-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 http://wrvo.org Regionally developed helmet technology attracting manufacturers http://wrvo.org/post/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 http://wrvo.org