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Posts Tagged ‘sports-related concussions’

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 March 5th, 2019

Study of former NFL players suggests physical symptoms after concussion may predict depression

A history of repeated concussions has long been tied to an increased risk of developing depression, but a new study suggests the relationship may not be so simple. Instead, researchers from the Vanderbilt Sports Concussions Center and Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) say physical symptoms after concussions may be the key indicator of whether a…

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