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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 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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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 June 21st, 2016

Nearly 2 Million Children Experience Concussions Every Year

As many as 2 million children experience concussions in kid’s sports or play activity every year according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics this week. However, the researchers say the numbers are hard to estimate as there has not been a reliable count of brain injuries in children younger than 18. In…

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By On March 1st, 2016

Nutrition Is Key For Positive Outcomes After Childhood TBI

Getting proper nutrition may be an important key in ensuring a positive outcome for children who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, according to a recent report presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 45th Critical Care Congress. According to the presentation, early nutritional support is linked to better outcomes and decreased risk of…

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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 November 13th, 2014

Adolescent Brain Injury Risk Changes Depending On Age

Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about letting their children participate in contact sports such as football due to the heightened risk of brain injuries, however a new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows children are more likely to experience a brain injury from other causes at every stage of life before…

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