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Posts Tagged ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’

By On September 4th, 2018

CDC releases new guideline for managing pediatric concussions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their first-ever evidence-based clinical guideline for diagnosing and managing concussions in US children. The report includes 19 specific recommendations for every stage of TBI, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. While the CDC has released several guidelines or recommendations on concussions in the past, they have…

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By On May 4th, 2016

Concussions On The Playground Are On The Rise

Everyone knows football fields and war zones are high-risk areas for brain injuries, but new statistics compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that we should be concerned about another dangerous location – the playground. Despite safety and design improvements to playgrounds, health officials say every year from 2001 to…

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By On July 11th, 2013

Rise in Brain Injury ER Visits Causes Alarm for CDC

A recent increase in sport-related brain injuries among youth athletes is causing U.S. health officials to call for public policy changes, supported by the reduction in head-trauma deaths from motor vehicle accidents which came from similar public policy changes. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report today stating that children under…

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By On July 10th, 2013

The CDC Foundation Releases New Concussion App and Website

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 170,000 young athletes every year are taken to their local emergency department for a possible sports or recreation-related traumatic brain injury or concussion. Parents and coaches are the best way to prevent brain injury, but to do so they have to understand what…

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