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Doubts cast on concussion remedies

Jun 24, 2011 11:21:47 PM- chicagotribune.com
Products and tests rush to fill a need, but experts say their benefits are unproven

To help protect their brains, athletes are now given preseason computer tests that assess memory, concentration and reaction time. Some players don helmets with "concussion reduction technology" or use special mouth guards that promise to "prevent concussions and head injuries." Others pop pills promising to improve the brain's resistance to injury or help it recover faster.

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