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By On October 18th, 2018

Pop Warner launches new online program to give young athletes a “CrashCourse” in concussions

In light of the growing concern about concussions and their long-term risks for developing CTE, the nation’s largest youth football organization has taken a number of steps to reduce the risk for their young athletes – such as enacting protocols to remove hurt athletes and banning kickoffs altogether for its youngest athletes. Now, the organization’s…

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By On May 16th, 2018

Know how to protect your child from TBI [Infographic]

Children’s brains are constantly changing and growing. Unfortunately, that means they are also more vulnerable to brain injuries and can be more susceptible to long-term effects of concussions or traumatic brain injuries. This is why it is so important for parents to not only able to recognize the signs of concussions in kids but also…

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By On April 25th, 2018

Less than half of childhood concussions are caused by sports

Concussions are quickly getting thought of as a “sports injury” or one that almost only happens on the football fields and basketball courts across the country. However, a recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics serves as a reminder that contact sports actually account for only a minority of all brain injuries in children.…

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By On October 27th, 2016

Concussion Can Impact Kid’s Quality of Life For Months

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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By On October 25th, 2016

A Single Season of Football Can Change The Brain

It has become all but inarguable that concussions can have a lasting impact on athlete’s brains, accumulating to cause permanent damage and potentially cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy – a degenerative brain disease. However, there is mounting evidence that athletes may not need to experience a concussion to cause significant damage to their brains. Dr. Christopher…

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By On September 27th, 2016

A Record Number of Teens Are Being Diagnosed With Concussions

The number of concussion diagnoses made every year has reached record highs in the past few years, according to a new report from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The numbers suggest the increase in concussion awareness and new regulations in sports organizations have led to better monitoring and fewer missed brain injuries among athletes. The…

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