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TBI may cause depression and anxiety in children more than a decade later

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When a child suffers a traumatic brain injury, medical professionals watch for a number of symptoms or warning signs commonly associated with the injury. Those include issues like headaches, nausea, problems with memory, and even swelling of the brain. These symptoms typically heal within a week or a month of the injury, and once they […]

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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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Study Identifies Children At Risk For Disability After TBI

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A single symptom following traumatic brain injuries in children may be key to identifying those most at risk for disability as they grow, says a new study from researchers at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. The team says children with delayed visual perception following a serious brain injury may develop unique […]

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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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NFL, USA Football Falsely Claimed They Were Reducing Concussions In Youth Football

NFL, USA Football Falsely Claimed They Were Reducing Concussions In Youth Football

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Last year, the NFL and USA Football – youth football’s governing body – made big claims about their efforts to reduce brain injuries in childhood football leagues. The groups touted their youth initiative called Heads Up Football for decreasing the number of concussions and bodily injuries by significant margins. The only problem is their claims […]

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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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Nutrition Is Key For Positive Outcomes After Childhood TBI

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Getting proper nutrition may be an important key in ensuring a positive outcome for children who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, according to a recent report presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 45th Critical Care Congress. According to the presentation, early nutritional support is linked to better outcomes and decreased risk of […]

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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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Cell Therapy Shown To Improve TBI Treatment In Children

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Cell therapy following traumatic brain injury (TBI) contributes to speedier and better quality recoveries in children according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. The study, published in the most recent issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, showed the use of cell therapy can reduce the […]

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