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Girls may take twice as long as boys to recover from concussions

Girls may take twice as long as boys to recover from concussions

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When it comes to concussions, there’s a fair amount of evidence that girls have it harder than the boys. Research has shown they are up to twice as likely to experience a concussion and that their symptoms can be more severe than their male counterparts. Now, a new study suggests women may also take up […]

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Smartphone app helps teens recover from concussions by making symptoms the enemy

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After a concussion, most people are told to avoid electronic devices like televisions or smartphones because it is believed that they can worsen the brain’s ability to heal. However, a new study published in the journal Brain Injury suggests using a specific smartphone app every day may actually be able to help people recover their […]

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Penn State researchers find two potential concussion treatments

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Despite all the recent studies on concussions and new gadgets designed to help identify brain injuries when they happen, one thing hasn’t changed regarding concussions – the treatment. People who experience mild traumatic brain injuries are still told to rest and gradually return to activity as their symptoms subside. Other than that, there is currently […]

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Chicago Bears linebacker says it took months to recover from latest concussion

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In just his first year in the NFL, 24-year-old Leonard Floyd sustained two separate concussions. Sadly, this may seem commonplace for an athlete competing at the highest level in one of the most brutal sports in America, but his recovery was far from common. “It took me two months to really feel like I was […]

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Should you stop exercising after a concussion? New research says no.

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While a lot has changed regarding concussions in the past few years, one thing has largely remained the same. When someone visits a doctor with a brain injury, they are typically told to rest and avoid exerting themselves with physical activities. But, is that actually the best treatment for people recovering from concussions? More and […]

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College Students May Take Longer To Recover From Concussions

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  College can be a tough time for many. Between the pressures of being independent for the first time and the challenges of higher education, the period can put a lot of stress on the brain. Maybe that is why new research suggests that college students typically take significantly longer to recover from concussions compared […]

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A Concussion Can Have Lasting Effects On Your Driving Ability

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The symptoms that follow a concussion are typically seen as a measure of the severity of an injury and how close to recovery a person is. Once the symptoms are gone, common knowledge would suggest a person is healed. However, researchers say that may not be entirely accurate. A growing body of research indicates a […]

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Vision Tests May Help Gauge When Concussed Kids Can Safely Return To School

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Experts say a comprehensive vision assessment should become a standard part of return-to-learn protocols to help assess when children are ready to return to school after a brain injury – especially when the child experiences academic difficulty. The recommendation comes as the conclusion from a study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in […]

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A Brain Protein May Predict How Long a Concussion Will Take To Recover

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The tau protein has been at the center of the hunt for a biomarker for concussions and traumatic brain injury, but a new study suggests it may be useful for more than just identifying a brain injury. According to a report published in the journal Neurology, elevated levels of tau brain proteins six hours after […]

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Physical Activity May Help Children Recover From a Concussion

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The most common recommendation you will hear after a concussion is “get some rest,” but a growing body of evidence suggests rest may not be best after all. A new study from the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada Concussion Team suggests that concussed children who completely remove themselves from activity actually experience worse symptoms that last […]

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