Beginning today, NFL Evolution will take a weekly look at new content on MomsTeam.com, a health and safety website aimed at parents of athletes.
MomsTeam has been around for more than a decade. The site has an array of nationally known doctors and trainers contributing advice in stories and video on a daily basis.
In the future you’ll see a link to MomsTeam.com on the Evolution home page as well as other key resources for injury information.
* Brain trauma among football players may be less the result of violent helmet-on-helmet collisions that cause concussions as the accumulation of sub-concussive blows, according to a 2010 study conducted by Purdue University. The long-term effects of such repetitive brain trauma are still unknown.
* As part of Sports Nutrition Month at MomsTeam, an educator, cookbook author, and online cooking show host says it’s high time we thought outside the cereal box for breakfast and taught kids to feel the connection between food and athletic performance.
* Good personal hygiene in the football locker room and schools is the best way to prevent the spread of staph infections such as the antibiotic-resistant skin infection or “super bug” known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus.
* Talking to a youth sports coach can be far more stressful than talking to their teacher. MomsTeam has some advice to take the anxiety out of the learning from a coach.
– Bill Bradley, contributing editor