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Posts Tagged ‘adolescent concussion’

By On September 26th, 2018

Nearly 2 Million U.S. Kids Experience a Concussion Before Turning 17

Nearly 2 million children across America experience traumatic brain injuries before they reach 17-years-old, according to a new report published this week by the Centers for Disease Control. “TBI in children has a relatively high rate of emergency department (ED) visits and risk for long-term adverse effects, creating a large public health concern,” said lead-author…

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By On September 19th, 2018

Research shows children’s concussion symptoms last three times longer than adults

New research suggests children younger than 13-years-old typically experience concussion symptoms for three times longer than older teens than adults, but prolonged rest may not be the proper response. Lead researcher of the study and Director of Sports Medicine at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hallie Zwibel, DO, explained that recent…

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By On August 14th, 2018

Concussions may contribute to a unique form of ADHD in children

Children and adults with a history of brain injury have been shown to be at a heightened risk for developing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder compared to the average person, but new research suggests they aren’t developing your typical case of ADHD. According to a study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, children with a history of…

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By On February 9th, 2018

1 in 14 children have experienced head injuries

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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