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Episode 43: The Brain on Youth Sports with Dr. Julie Stamm
Like many parents, I find it so important for our children to have daily opportunities for physical activity. I am a lover of sports and recognize that there are so many benefits to exposing our children to sports at a young age. With that said, I can’t ignore the damaging effects that some sports have on the developing brain. There has been a lot of information in the news about the impact of tackling in football on the brain, which is why I have brought Dr. Julie Stamm on the podcast to interview her about what her research has concluded. It is not my intention to create fear, but rather provide education in order for you to make informed decisions when it comes to your family.
Dr. Julie Stamm is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She brings a unique perspective on the issue of repetitive brain trauma in youth sports as a scientist in the field, an anatomist with knowledge of childhood development, and an athletic trainer who has provided medical care for athletes. She believes children can both enjoy sports and protect their brain. She is also the author of The Brain on Youth Sports: The Science, The Myths, and The Future.
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