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.
Whether it’s the monkey bars or the slide, injuries are bound to happen on the playground. Find out the best treatments – and when to seek medical attention.
Not all concussions are caused by blows to the head, like the type typically incurred in sports, falls or auto accidents. Concussion also can be caused by explosions. Concussion is caused when the brain bounces or twists inside the skull, leading to chemical changes inside the brain and stretching and damaging of brain cells. An … Read More
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After suffering from a concussion, many young athletes are eager to know: “When can I get back on the field or court?” But their return to school – often taken for granted – is only the first step to getting back to everyday life. For a child or a teen with a concussion, healing enough … Read More
For young athletes who suffer concussions, a slow and closely monitored approach to returning to sports is the best way to avoid further injury, says physician Anne Rex, DO, who specializes in sports and exercise medicine. ‘Students first, athletes second’ “The ability to return to the gym or to a sport relies on patients being … Read More
While anywhere from 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s estimated that nearly half of athletes (47 percent) who suffer concussive blows don’t report their symptoms. If you have children in sports, it’s important for you, as a parent, as well as … Read More
Did you know that even if your kid wears a helmet for riding a bike, this probably isn’t enough? Experts say that to protect kids from head injuries, parents should consider a helmet for anything on wheels. Serious injuries can happen while kids are skateboarding, rollerblading, or on a scooter, according to Tom Tallman, DO, … Read More
As worry grows over the permanent effects of concussions athletes incur while playing team sports, a new set of sports concussion guidelines has been released. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released a new set of guidelines to evaluate players suspected of having a concussion. Player should be pulled immediately The guidelines recommend immediately … Read More
Playing in the National Football League may offer glory and fame, but as players age, they may also experience some negative brain-related side effects. Repeated concussions may be tied to depression, a study finds. The two-year study followed 34 ex-players with an average age of 62. Researchers found a high correlation between the history of … Read More