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If concussions aren’t healed, new blow can be crippling

Second-impact syndrome can occur when a person 21 or younger suffers a second blow to the head after a previous concussion has not fully or properly healed. The second blow does not even need to be a severe one. Read … Continue reading

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Schoolwork can delay concussion victims’ recovery

A concussion shouldn’t just keep children and teenagers out of sports while they recover — it may also require a break from the classroom, according to a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Read article

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Brain Injury Debate Deepens: How Often Players Are Removed From Play Linked To Abnormal Brain Functions

The latest research into football’s traumatic effects compared the number of times a player reported getting sidelined after a nasty hit with how his brain was functioning during certain tasks. Read article

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Post-Concussion Cognitive Deficit Lingers

College football players with concussions still showed mild cognitive impairment on the Concussion Resolution Index after commonly looked-for symptoms subsided, researchers reported. Read article        

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Age Doesn’t Impact Concussion Symptoms

Researchers in the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center compared symptoms associated with concussion in middle- and high-school aged athletes with those in college-age athletes and found no significant differences between the two age groups. Read article

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Single concussion may cause lasting brain damage neuroskills

A single concussion may cause lasting structural damage to the brain, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. neuroskills Read article

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Posttraumatic migraine as a predictor of recovery and cognitive impairment after sport-related concussion

Results suggest that PTM is associated with cognitive impairments and protracted recovery and that headache alone is not a good predictor of recovery. Read article

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Time interval between concussions and symptom duration

Children with a history of a previous concussion, particularly recent or multiple concussions, are at increased risk for prolonged symptoms after concussion. Read article

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Researchers use smart helmets, imaging to study brain injury risk in young football players

By combining biomechanics, brain imaging, and neurological testing, the team could develop tools to identify when a player has been hit hard enough, or repeatedly enough, to risk a concussion or other brain injury. In July, the researchers reported a … Continue reading

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Researchers Create Voice-Analyzing App to Diagnose Concussions

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have created an app that they say will diagnose concussions simply by analyzing a person’s voice. Read article

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