concussions 

Concussion Dangers to Young Athletes Affirmed by Study

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A new study highlights the heightened danger to young athletes who suffer concussions and sustain new head blows before they've fully recovered.
The study, published Monday in Pediatrics, dug into...
A new study highlights the heightened danger to young athletes who suffer concussions and sustain new head blows before they've fully recovered.

App for Mobile Phones Helps Diagnose Concussions

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - The next tool in the campaign against concussions might be your smartphone.
A concussion expert at the University of North Carolina teamed with other head-trauma researchers to develop...
If your kid plays a sport, you might want to download this app.

Dr. Mom Shouldn't Be the One Diagnosing Sports Injuries

Watch a video on how to avoid children's sports injuries.
Leave it to the real doctors, Dr. Mom! Credit: Corbis Can you move your arm? Then it's not broken. Can you count how many fingers someone is holding up? Then you don't have...
Survey: Parents admit they don't know enough about sports-related injuries.

Multiple Concussions in High School Athletes Linked to Lasting Health Issues

Study shows that high school athletes who experience head trauma show signs of "post-concussion syndrome." Credit: Wade Payne, AP Repeated concussions suffered by college and professional athletes have been a growing concern in...Repeated concussions suffered by college and professional athletes have been a growing concern in recent years because of their potential long-term impact on the brain. Now a study finds that the damage may begin much earlier -- in high school.

Boy and Girl Athletes Experience Different Signs of Concussion

Is your son forgetful after taking a huge hit during the game? It could be a concussion. Credit: Getty
Does your daughter spend all day yawning, yet she swears she made her bedtime curfew? Does your son protest he seriously doesn't remember what...
Your teen may not just be acting spacey. A concussion could be to blame.

Brain Docs Raise Concussion Alarm for Kids' Sports

Concussions are a growing concern in sports. Credit: Dave Martin, AP
NEW YORK (AP) - The risk of concussions from football and some other sports is so serious that a qualified athletic trainer should always be on the field - at adult and...
The risk of concussions from football and some other sports is so serious that a qualified athletic trainer should always be on the field, a major doctors group says.

How to Prevent Sports Injuries

To avoid injury, have kids take some time off their primary sport throughout the year. Credit: Corbis School is back in full swing, and for many kids that means sports are, too. While athletics are a great way for kids to get some...School is back in full swing, and for many kids that means sports are, too. While athletics are a great way for kids to get some fresh air, exercise and relieve stress, increasingly they are a source of injury, too.

ER Visits for Concussions Soar Among Kid Athletes

Physicians are seeing a trend in young athletes with head injuries. Credit: Corbis
CHICAGO (AP) - Emergency room visits for school-age athletes with concussions has skyrocketed in recent years, suggesting the intensity of kids' sports has...

Concussion: Not Just A Minor Injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created this video in which Tracy, a high school basketball player, shares how she was sidelined by a concussion.
"We want all moms and dads to know that concussions are a very serious...

Concussion - Signs That Your Kid Has One

Before Christmas, my three-year-old fell while running and hit her head on the edge of a table. She started screaming, and when I picked her up, she went limp in my arms and seemed to lose consciousness. Though she woke up within seconds, my husband...

Life as Soccer Mom: the protective gear

Soccer is one of the only full contact sports that does not require any sort of head protection. In a world where nearly every sort of activity involves head covering of one type or another, I find this rather surprising. My children have helmets for...

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