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Soccer and concussion

Concussion hits all youth sports, not just rugby

Children who play rugby do not suffer higher rates of concussion than other field sports such as soccer, Gaelic football and hurling, according to a leading consultant. Consultant paediatrician Dr Niamh Lynch said all the main field sports played by... Read More
Sports and Concussion

Concussions are a problem in spring sports, too, pediatrician advises

Football may get the lion’s share of attention when it comes to concussions, but spring sports at the high school and collegiate levels see more than their share of traumatic brain injuries, too. Our pediatric urgent care clinic is awash... Read More
Concussion Treatment for Children

Report to Congress on The Management of TBI in Children

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is a significant public health problem in the United States. A traumatic brain injury disrupts the normal function of the brain, and can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head,... Read More
Concussion risk in middle school

Concussion risk in middle school

Concussions are not just a risk for professional, college and high school athletes, acknowledges a policy revision being considered by the Mount Desert Island Regional School System board. The policy on “Management of Concussions and Other Head Injuries” would stipulate... Read More
Children Sports and Concussion

A Single Concussion May Have Lasting Impact

A single concussion experienced by a child or teenager may have lasting repercussions on mental health and intellectual and physical functioning throughout adulthood, and multiple head injuries increase the risks of later problems, according to one of the largest, most... Read More
Pediatric Concussion

Two-thirds of children with concussions not receiving medical follow-ups

In one of the first studies in Canada to look at pediatric concussion and follow-up, Professor Alison Macpherson in the Faculty of Health, School of Kinesiology & Health Science at York University and former York University Ph.D. student Liraz Fridman,... Read More
Pediatric Concussion

Pediatric Concussion Called ‘Grossly’ Underdiagnosed in ED

WASHINGTON — Concussions were “grossly” underdiagnosed among children presenting to a Level 1 trauma center’s pediatric emergency department, according to a study presented here. The investigators, with the New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine in Newark, concluded that... Read More
Concussion, signs and symptoms

Pediatric concussion rates 5% higher than reported by EDs

Concussions are prevalent among teenagers in the United States, with 19.5% of adolescents diagnosed with at least one incident and 5.5% diagnosed with more than one incident, according to a research letter published in JAMA. According to the researchers, this... Read More
Concussion Treatment for Children

Concussion Treatment for Children: It’s important to take the right steps to ensure proper healing

Most children who experience a blow to the head that leads to concussion recover well, within a week to two, says Robert Cantu, M.D., clinical professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Boston University Medical School and cofounder of its Chronic... Read More
Soccer and concussion

Girl soccer players 400% more likely to return to play after concussion

Although concussion guidelines recommend not returning to play the same day an injury is sustained, girl soccer players were 414% more likely to return to the field that same day than were boys, according to a research presented at the... Read More