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By On February 5th, 2019

Aerobic exercise may speed up concussion recovery

Sometimes it feels like everyone is telling you to do opposite things after a concussion. Some doctors and experts stress that rest is essential, while others will say it is important to gradually return to activity. The problem is that some research suggests that a gradual return can actually speed up a person’s recovery but…

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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 21st, 2018

Former college football player explains how staff pushed him to return prematurely after a concussion

Between several studies, stories from the locker room, and what we witness every week in football, it is obvious that many concussed athletes wind up going back onto the field prematurely after injuries – especially concussions. Typically, we blame the athletes. People suggest that they are “too macho” or that they “don’t want to let…

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