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By On September 26th, 2018

Nearly 2 Million U.S. Kids Experience a Concussion Before Turning 17

Nearly 2 million children across America experience traumatic brain injuries before they reach 17-years-old, according to a new report published this week by the Centers for Disease Control. “TBI in children has a relatively high rate of emergency department (ED) visits and risk for long-term adverse effects, creating a large public health concern,” said lead-author…

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By On February 28th, 2017

Why Parent’s Shouldn’t Be Able To Say When Their Concussed Child Can “Return To Play”

In the past few years, state governments across the nation have passed countless laws and regulations aimed at protecting young athletes’ brains. Many of these bills are basically the same. Most commonly they designate that players are to be removed from practice and competition when they are suspected of having a concussion. Injured players can…

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By On July 11th, 2016

Youth Concussions Jump Over 500% In Just Four Years

Concussion awareness and educations across the country seem to be making headway as more youth and sports-related concussions are being diagnosed. In fact, concussion diagnoses went up 500% from just 2010 to 2014, according to data from FAIR Health, an independent, national nonprofit. In most cases, such an increase in injuries in emergency rooms and…

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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 4th, 2016

Concussions On The Playground Are On The Rise

Everyone knows football fields and war zones are high-risk areas for brain injuries, but new statistics compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that we should be concerned about another dangerous location – the playground. Despite safety and design improvements to playgrounds, health officials say every year from 2001 to…

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