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Age Differences Influence Concussion Impact Says New Report

Age Differences Influence Concussion Impact Says New Report

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Young football players are more likely to return to athletics less than a day after experiencing a concussion compared to those in high school or college-level athletics, according to a study published recently in JAMA Pediatrics. Younger athletes are at higher risk for concussions with longer recovery times and more severe symptoms, but the new […]

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Is Prolonged Rest Slowing Concussion Recovery?

Is Prolonged Rest Slowing Concussion Recovery?

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Rest has been considered the primary way to treat concussions for quite some time, but new research shows it may not be the best course of recovery. In fact, children who exercise within a week of experiencing a brain injury may recover faster than those who simply rest. In particular, the existing guidelines for treating […]

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Know The Signs Of A Concussion Before It Happens

Know The Signs Of A Concussion Before It Happens

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With schools around the nation starting, school football and soccer teams are already practicing for the upcoming season, but that means these young athletes are putting themselves at risk for brain injury. The fall sports season is synonymous with a spike in sports-related brain injuries, and when left untreated or unnoticed these injuries can have […]

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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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The Complicated Issue of Benching Young Athletes With Concussions

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As sports-related concussion education and awareness increases, it is becoming quite apparent that there are other issues preventing child-athletes and their parents from following the best advice for their health. It is highly common for athletes to hide symptoms from brain injuries, and parents are often supportive of the decision to ignore doctors’ recommendations to […]

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Pain Following Brain Injuries in Children May Be Exacerbated by PTSD

Pain Following Brain Injuries in Children May Be Exacerbated by PTSD

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  Due to the high rates of both conditions in veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have been closely associated for years. But, a new study may have found another link between PTSD, pain and children with TBI that could open to doors to better […]

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How Can Parents Protect Their Child’s Head If Helmets Can’t?

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Over the past year, several studies have come out exposing the fact that the helmets currently used in the majority of sports and activities with a high risk of brain injury are actually not very effective at preventing brain injuries. The helmets typically worn by children on bicycles or on the football field excel at […]

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Canadian Teen’s Death Shows The Danger of Ignoring Symptoms

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Recently, a study showed that most high school athletes would do whatever it takes to get back on the field after a concussion, no matter what doctors say. Most shockingly, the majority of those with that stance also showed a fairly good knowledge of the dangers of concussions. We will know if Rowan Stringer thought […]

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