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Ahead of the Game: The Parent's Guide To Youth Sports Concussion

Rosemarie Scolaro Moser's new book, Ahead of the Game: The Parent's Guide to Youth Sports Concussion (University Press of New England) is just what it says it is: a practical, no-nonsense guide for parents about sport concussions. Ahead of the Game

Moser brings to the subject matter a unique background: As a clinician who has treated hundreds if not thousands of concussed student-athletes at the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey, she brings real world experience to the subject, not just as a neuropsychologist with specialized expertise on baseline and post-concussion neurocognitive testing but in the management and treatment of concussions, including the academic accommodations that are often needed during the sometimes long road to recovery.

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The newspapers in recent years have been filled with stories about professional athletes using - or alleged to have used - drugs such as anabolic steroids and human growth hormone to get a competitive edge, From Roger Clemens to Barry Bonds, from Olympic gold medalist Marion Jones to 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in 2003 that 850,000 high school students admitted to using anabolic steriods.

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