Putting heads first, banning cheerleading's double down

Madison DiGioia loves to fly. She is 15, strong and trim, and her face lights up when she talks about how she loves to go airborne, to be tossed 15 feet in the air, nearly three times her height, to kick out, twist around twice, and land in the arms of her fellow cheerleaders. Full Story »

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Matthew Copley
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by Matthew Copley - May. 7, 2012

The article is well written, and relevant to current issues in sports medical science. Given the recent increase of interest surrounding sports injuries, especially concussions and head/neck injuries, this article brings the issue to a new sport: cheerleading. Just as the NFL implemented new rules that encourage player safety, high schools in nearly 40 states, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania, have new regulations regarding concussed athletes.

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