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Posts Tagged ‘adolescent concussion’

By On August 25th, 2016

Even “Mild” Childhood TBI Can Have Long-Term Effects

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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By On August 17th, 2016

Concussion Rates Shoot Up For Adolescents, But Is It a Bad Thing?

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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By On May 20th, 2016

Full Concussion Recovery May Take Years For Kids

Past research has made it clear that younger athletes take significantly longer to recover than their older counterparts, but a new study suggests it may take much more time than previously thought before they recover entirely. According to findings from York University, it can take up to two years before athletes between the ages of…

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By On December 21st, 2015

Children With Sports-Related Concussions Show Impairments Two Years Later

As football has brought the long-term risks of brain injury into the limelight, it has helped researchers better explore and understand concussions through increased funding for research projects. However, most of the research has focused on high-school-aged or older athletes. Unfortunately, that means one of the groups most vulnerable to brain injuries is often left…

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By On August 5th, 2015

Study Links Childhood TBI With Long-Term Attention Problems

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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By On May 13th, 2015

Children Experiencing Concussion Symptoms Face Problems At School

It is no surprise, but a new study has confirmed concussions can have a negative impact on a child’s academic performance. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, shows that students still experiencing concussion symptoms were more likely to report an impact on school performance compared to students who were no longer symptomatic. The level…

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