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Full Concussion Recovery May Take Years For Kids

Full Concussion Recovery May Take Years For Kids

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Past research has made it clear that younger athletes take significantly longer to recover than their older counterparts, but a new study suggests it may take much more time than previously thought before they recover entirely. According to findings from York University, it can take up to two years before athletes between the ages of […]

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Nine Factors Could Predict How Long a Child’s Concussion Symptoms Last

Nine Factors Could Predict How Long a Child’s Concussion Symptoms Last

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When a person experiences a concussion, especially at a young age, it can be incredibly difficult to gauge how severe their symptoms will be or how long they will last. Thankfully, a new test might change that. A new study from Canada shows an easy-to-perform test could pinpoint the children who are at the highest […]

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Children With Sports-Related Concussions Show Impairments Two Years Later

Children With Sports-Related Concussions Show Impairments Two Years Later

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As football has brought the long-term risks of brain injury into the limelight, it has helped researchers better explore and understand concussions through increased funding for research projects. However, most of the research has focused on high-school-aged or older athletes. Unfortunately, that means one of the groups most vulnerable to brain injuries is often left […]

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Study Links Childhood TBI With Long-Term Attention Problems

Study Links Childhood TBI With Long-Term Attention Problems

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Past research has found an association between moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and attention issues, but a new study shows even mild TBI – including concussions – may contribute to long-term problems with attention in children. The study, published online Aug. 3 in the journal Pediatrics, found children between 6- and 13-years old […]

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Report Emphasizes Need For Immediate Concussion Diagnosis For Young Athletes

Report Emphasizes Need For Immediate Concussion Diagnosis For Young Athletes

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Young athletes under 18 are some of the most vulnerable when it comes to brain injuries, and a new report published in the Journal of Child Neurology highlights the importance of accurately diagnosing concussions quickly to protect their brains. “The continued play by a child who has sustained a concussion puts them at significant increased […]

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Children Experiencing Concussion Symptoms Face Problems At School

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It is no surprise, but a new study has confirmed concussions can have a negative impact on a child’s academic performance. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, shows that students still experiencing concussion symptoms were more likely to report an impact on school performance compared to students who were no longer symptomatic. The level […]

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Adolescent Brain Injury Risk Changes Depending On Age

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Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about letting their children participate in contact sports such as football due to the heightened risk of brain injuries, however a new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows children are more likely to experience a brain injury from other causes at every stage of life before […]

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Two New Studies Show Concussion Misconceptions Still Common Among Parents

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There are a fair amount of misconceptions surrounding concussions, and Medical Xpress reports two new studies suggest these widespread misunderstandings and myths could be hindering the treatment and recovery of children who have experienced a brain injury. The two studies were presented today at a pre-conference symposium on pediatric sports medicine at the American Academy […]

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