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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 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 July 11th, 2014

Teens With Concussion Related Vision Problems or Noise Sensitivity Likely to Have Emotional Symptoms

Emotional symptoms like anxiety and depression have been associated with concussions and traumatic brain injuries for years, but brain injuries are far from heterogeneous. While some brain injury victims experience chronic headaches or nausea, others experience depression or irritability, and others experience a combination of these and other symptoms. But, a new study may give…

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By On June 27th, 2013

Traumatic Brain Injury is a “Blessing” For One Teen

It is extraordinarily rare that you hear someone call a traumatic brain injury a “blessing,” but for one student in Illinois, his brain injury might just live up to the term. Zak Lampl dove out of bounds for a ball during a freshman basketball game and smashed his head against the stands. The events that…

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