Sports medicine specialist Dr. Kody Moffatt knows how seeing Damar Hamlin collapse in cardiac arrest on "Monday Night Football" has frightened parents of young athletes. "Almost every family that I've seen in clinic since Tuesday morning has asked about this," said Moffatt, division chief of sports medicine at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha,… Continue reading After Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest, attention turns to chest pads for young athletes
January 6, 2023 FOX29 Philadelphia Morning Live Jenn Frederick Reporting Unequal CEO Rob Vito, along with Hall of Fame goalie, Brian Dougherty appeared on our local Fox affiliate to speak about how the design of the Unequal Hart Shirt & Lacrosse gear could help combat against impacts to the chest and commotio cordis.
A Pennsylvania-based athletic protection company is out to prevent injuries like the one that caused Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin to collapse on the field. Unequal Technologies in Glen Mills uses battlefield technology to make lightweight protective sportswear. The potentially life-saving gear aims to protect wearers from commotio cordis, which health experts say happens when someone experiences extreme trauma to the chest.
Could better chest padding have protected Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin from his catastrophic injury Monday evening? At least one sports medicine doctor is calling on the NFL to find out. Dr. Chad Stephens, a Texas sports medicine doctor with two kids in youth football, is urging the league to consider the kind of chest… Continue reading Expert recommends heart padding for NFL, youth football players
January 4, 2023 WJXT News4JAX Marilyn Parker Dr. Chad Stephens is an interventional pain and sports medicine specialist who says players can prepare for such a blow to the chest with protective undergarments. “I feel like that is something we should go back to thinking about to protect our athletes from these unexpected, unknown and… Continue reading Sports medicine specialist advocates for protective shirt (Video)
A Glen Mills firm manufactures sports equipment that it says helps to prevent injuries such as the one that may have caused Bills safety Damar Hamlin
Watch the video story and recreation of the Peter Laake commotio cordis event, superbly created by The American Heart Association
ESPN.com Reuters - Jul 27, 2022 Researchers have found "conclusive evidence" that repeated head impacts cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a new study showed, and they called on sports governing bodies to take measures to help prevent the degenerative brain disease. The study was carried out by researchers from Harvard University and eight other academic… Continue reading Study finds ‘conclusive evidence’ of head impact link to brain disease
From the Washington Blade Scurry, now fully recovered, talks about her traumatic brain injury to educate soccer players, coaches, and parents about concussions. “There’s more research now about ways to help protect players from concussions,” she said. Headbands would help protect players against concussions, Scurry said. “Some of the players won’t wear headbands,” she added,… Continue reading Trailblazing soccer legend Briana Scurry inspires
Jose Agredano Jr. got CPR from his mother after being struck in the chest by the ball during a soccer game — an impact that triggered a rare and often lethal medical condition