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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 May 16th, 2018

Know how to protect your child from TBI [Infographic]

Children’s brains are constantly changing and growing. Unfortunately, that means they are also more vulnerable to brain injuries and can be more susceptible to long-term effects of concussions or traumatic brain injuries. This is why it is so important for parents to not only able to recognize the signs of concussions in kids but also…

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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 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 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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