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By On January 13th, 2015

Study Shows More Children Seeking Concussion Treatment

As the long-term risks associated with repeated concussions have become more widely known, numerous laws have been enacted across the country to protect student athletes. According to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, the laws appear to be working as researchers found a large increase in treatment for traumatic brain injury and TBI-related injuries.…

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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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By On May 12th, 2014

Emotional Symptoms May Not Appear Immediately In Concussed Children

Children who suffer a concussion may have some symptoms like a headache that appear right after their injury, but they can also have longer-lasting effects well after the physical symptoms have subsided, according to a new study from the emergency medicine division at Boston Children’s Hospital. The researchers saw that physical symptoms like headache, dizziness,…

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By On October 16th, 2013

Debunking the Most Common Myths About Concussions

You may feel like you see concussions in the headlines every day, but surprisingly this has done little to change the widespread misunderstandings of the specific brain injury. It is still commonplace to call suffering a concussion “getting your bell rung” or to suggest that a child suffering a concussion is “normal”, but few are…

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