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Posts Tagged ‘childhood brain injury’

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 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 March 16th, 2017

Study Identifies Children At Risk For Disability After TBI

A single symptom following traumatic brain injuries in children may be key to identifying those most at risk for disability as they grow, says a new study from researchers at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. The team says children with delayed visual perception following a serious brain injury may develop unique…

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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 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 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 April 14th, 2016

Concussions May Impact Parent-Child Relationships For Months

Many studies have suggested that young children are particularly vulnerable to brain injuries, but few have explored how brain injuries at early ages may impact the lives of children well after the injury seems to have healed. New research published in the Journal of Neuropsychology suggests social difficulties following brain injuries can have substantial effects…

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