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Posts Tagged ‘childhood concussions’

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 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 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 February 9th, 2018

1 in 14 children have experienced head injuries

When all the focus is on professional adult athletes, it can be easy to forget that concussions are an issue affecting people of all types. Sports may put you at increased risk for a head injury, but any person can experience a concussion from a wide variety of incidents, including falls, vehicle accidents, and assault.…

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By On February 28th, 2017

Why Parent’s Shouldn’t Be Able To Say When Their Concussed Child Can “Return To Play”

In the past few years, state governments across the nation have passed countless laws and regulations aimed at protecting young athletes’ brains. Many of these bills are basically the same. Most commonly they designate that players are to be removed from practice and competition when they are suspected of having a concussion. Injured players can…

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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 May 12th, 2014

Emotional Symptoms May Not Appear Immediately In Concussed Children

Children who suffer a concussion may have some symptoms like a headache that appear right after their injury, but they can also have longer-lasting effects well after the physical symptoms have subsided, according to a new study from the emergency medicine division at Boston Children’s Hospital. The researchers saw that physical symptoms like headache, dizziness,…

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