High school girls in the United States are 56 percent more likely than boys to suffer a concussion in sports that are played by both genders, a recent study says.
People often associate concussions in youth sports with football. But the problem goes far beyond America’s most popular sport. Discover the truth about concussions in young male — and female — athletes.
Cheerleading is evolving into a more athletic and competitive sport for many schools. Unfortunately, while overall injury rates among cheerleaders are lower than most other high school sports, the injuries that do occur tend to be more severe.
For many years, the generally accepted guidelines for treating concussion called for the patient to completely avoid activity or too much stimulation in the days following diagnosis. A new study says there is no clear evidence that this approach benefits the concussion patient.
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Research in recent years says receiving many less severe hits to the head over time may be even more dangerous to the brain than a single concussion.
Educating yourself about this serious brain injury and its potential dangers can lead to more prompt recognition if it happens to you or a loved one. Knowing the signs will help you avoid potential delay in evaluation and recovery.
Concussion isn’t a concern for football players only at games. A recent study found most of them actually happen during high school and college football practice.
It can be hard to tell if a head injury is serious. If you suspect your child has a concussion, find out what to do. There are 10 red-flag symptoms that should prompt immediate medical attention.
When it’s time to buy a new football helmet, one of the most common questions parents and players ask is, “What’s the best concussion-proof football helmet?” “There isn’t one,” says Cleveland Clinic Certified Athletic Trainer Bob Gray. “Helmets don’t prevent concussions. The best protection is proper hitting, tackling and blocking technique.” But football helmets are … Read More
Traumatic events in children’s lives can have the same effect as head trauma, a new study says. The study, published recently in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, finds that emotional trauma at a young age may cause changes to the brain that are similar to head trauma. The connection between emotional trauma’s and physical trauma’s effect on … Read More