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These concussion tools may be effective for identifying injured children

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As the severity of football’s concussion problem has become harder to ignore in recent years, a number of tools and assessment systems have been created to help identify and treat brain injuries among athletes in high-school or older. However, few of these tools have been tested to verify if they are effective for younger athletes. […]

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Concussion Can Impact Kid’s Quality of Life For Months

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Most people think that concussions are a short-term injury that is completely healed by the time symptoms fade away. But, a new Canadian study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows concussions can affect a child’s life for months, even when their symptoms subsided relatively shortly after the injury. “While it has been long-understood that brain injuries […]

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A Third of Concussed Children Return To The Field The Same Day

A Third of Concussed Children Return To The Field The Same Day

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Over the past few years, every state in America has adopted concussion regulations for young athletes – the vast majority of which require players to be removed from play when suspected of being injured. Despite these rules, a new study shows that more than a third of young athletes who experience a concussion return to […]

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Well-Meaning Parents May Be Making Their Child’s Brain Injury Worse

Well-Meaning Parents May Be Making Their Child’s Brain Injury Worse

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Across the country, parents are starting to take concussions seriously. Unlike in the past where “getting your bell rung” was brushed off as a minor injury like a bruise or sore muscle, parents are increasingly having their concussed children assessed by doctors and taking steps to try to aid their child’s recovery. Unfortunately, many of […]

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Even “Mild” Childhood TBI Can Have Long-Term Effects

Even “Mild” Childhood TBI Can Have Long-Term Effects

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Even mild traumatic brain injuries early in a person’s life can have profound long-term effects according to a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine. The report says children who experience traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including mild TBI, are significantly more likely to develop long-term psychological and social problems. The study, led by Seena […]

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Concussion Rates Shoot Up For Adolescents, But Is It a Bad Thing?

Concussion Rates Shoot Up For Adolescents, But Is It a Bad Thing?

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The number of concussions being diagnosed in America is on the rise, especially among adolescents. Those are the findings of new research from UC San Francisco in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine this week. “Our study evaluated a large cross-section of the U.S. population,” says lead author Alan Zhang, MD, UCSF Health orthopaedic surgeon. […]

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Concussion Symptoms Often Reappear In Children After Resuming School or Work

Concussion Symptoms Often Reappear In Children After Resuming School or Work

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Returning to school or normal everyday activities is a difficult part of the recovery process after a concussion, but the hurdles are a normal experience. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics confirms it is common for children who recently experienced a concussion to experience a resurgence of symptoms when they begin the process of […]

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Keep Your Child’s Brain Safe From Concussions This Summer

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Summer is in full swing, which means your children are likely spending their days playing outside, going to summer camp, and generally enjoying their time away from school. Summer activities like these can be a great way to make fond memories, keep active, and make friends, but as a parent, it is always important to […]

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Nearly 2 Million Children Experience Concussions Every Year

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As many as 2 million children experience concussions in kid’s sports or play activity every year according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics this week. However, the researchers say the numbers are hard to estimate as there has not been a reliable count of brain injuries in children younger than 18. In […]

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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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