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1 in 14 children have experienced head injuries

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When all the focus is on professional adult athletes, it can be easy to forget that concussions are an issue affecting people of all types. Sports may put you at increased risk for a head injury, but any person can experience a concussion from a wide variety of incidents, including falls, vehicle accidents, and assault. […]

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Childhood concussions may increase your risk of developing multiple sclerosis

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Young athletes have a lot of reason to worry about concussions. Not only can these brain injuries put them on the sidelines with debilitating symptoms ranging from headaches and memory problems to vision and coordination issues. Athletes are also gripping with the risk of long-time brain disease from repeated concussions. Now, these young athletes have […]

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A parent’s guide to talking with your children about concussions

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If your child has ever fallen off their bike or gotten knocked over in a pickup game of football, you know that children don’t tend to hide their injuries. Quite the opposite. They cry and scream and let you know exactly where it hurts. But, some injuries aren’t as easy to understand as a cut […]

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Why Parent’s Shouldn’t Be Able To Say When Their Concussed Child Can “Return To Play”

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In the past few years, state governments across the nation have passed countless laws and regulations aimed at protecting young athletes’ brains. Many of these bills are basically the same. Most commonly they designate that players are to be removed from practice and competition when they are suspected of having a concussion. Injured players can […]

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Concussions On The Playground Are On The Rise

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Everyone knows football fields and war zones are high-risk areas for brain injuries, but new statistics compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that we should be concerned about another dangerous location – the playground. Despite safety and design improvements to playgrounds, health officials say every year from 2001 to […]

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Emotional Symptoms May Not Appear Immediately In Concussed Children

Emotional Symptoms May Not Appear Immediately In Concussed Children

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Children who suffer a concussion may have some symptoms like a headache that appear right after their injury, but they can also have longer-lasting effects well after the physical symptoms have subsided, according to a new study from the emergency medicine division at Boston Children’s Hospital. The researchers saw that physical symptoms like headache, dizziness, […]

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