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By On May 12th, 2016

Age Differences Influence Concussion Impact Says New Report

Young football players are more likely to return to athletics less than a day after experiencing a concussion compared to those in high school or college-level athletics, according to a study published recently in JAMA Pediatrics. Younger athletes are at higher risk for concussions with longer recovery times and more severe symptoms, but the new…

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By On May 2nd, 2016

Is Prolonged Rest Slowing Concussion Recovery?

Rest has been considered the primary way to treat concussions for quite some time, but new research shows it may not be the best course of recovery. In fact, children who exercise within a week of experiencing a brain injury may recover faster than those who simply rest. In particular, the existing guidelines for treating…

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By On August 14th, 2015

Know The Signs Of A Concussion Before It Happens

With schools around the nation starting, school football and soccer teams are already practicing for the upcoming season, but that means these young athletes are putting themselves at risk for brain injury. The fall sports season is synonymous with a spike in sports-related brain injuries, and when left untreated or unnoticed these injuries can have…

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By On July 15th, 2014

The Complicated Issue of Benching Young Athletes With Concussions

As sports-related concussion education and awareness increases, it is becoming quite apparent that there are other issues preventing child-athletes and their parents from following the best advice for their health. It is highly common for athletes to hide symptoms from brain injuries, and parents are often supportive of the decision to ignore doctors’ recommendations to…

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