head injuries 

CT Scans Not Always Best Response to Head Injuries

It might be a good idea to observe children for awhile before getting them a CT scan. Credit: Getty Images
One of the first things you want to do after a child has suffered a head injury is get him a CT scan. Right?
No, actually. ...
Your kid ought to have his head examined? Maybe. Maybe not.

Should Children Play Tackle Football?

When kids play tackle football, are they cruisin' for a head bruisin'? Credit: LM Otero, AP
This weekend the NFL sent a message to players that hits to the head would no longer be tolerated. This edict was handed down following a series of pl...

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 ...

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