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Posts Tagged ‘childhood concussion’

By On March 19th, 2019

CDC report says contact sports are the leading cause of concussions in teens

Nearly 2 million American children and teenagers were treated for traumatic brain injuries and concussions in emergency rooms between 2010 and 2016, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. That averages to 283,000 every year. Sports and recreational activities were the leading causes for childhood brain injuries, with football, bicycling,…

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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 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 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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