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What It Looks Like Inside A Concussed Brain

What It Looks Like Inside A Concussed Brain | Concussions | Scoop.it
For the first time ever scientists have directly observed what happens inside the brain during a concussion.
The study was published in the journal Nature on Dec. 8.

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Safely returning teens to sports after a concussion - WIVB

Safely returning teens to sports after a concussion - WIVB | Concussions | Scoop.it
Safely returning teens to sports after a concussion WIVB So, if they are still symptomatic from a concussion, but telling us they're feeling better for example, we'll put them on a treadmill test and the symptoms will come rushing back 10 times...
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When to return to school and sports after a TBI is something that is very difficult to determine. Going back too early will only make things worse.

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The Four "Baskets" of Concussion Symptoms

Dr. Robert Cantu explains the four "baskets" of concussion symptoms parents should know about: emotional, cognitive, sleep, and physical.
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One Gene Influences Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury | Neuroscience News Research Articles | Neuroscience Social Network

One Gene Influences Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury | Neuroscience News Research Articles | Neuroscience Social Network | Concussions | Scoop.it
One Gene Influences Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury http://t.co/YM6uzvPFVa #neuroscience http://t.co/0HVx982HUU
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There is one gene that contributes to recovery from brain injury. It produces a protein that aids in recovery of brain cells. Without this gene, recovery time will be longer.

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Children's ER concussion visits jump 60% in decade - Health - CBC News

Children's ER concussion visits jump 60% in decade - Health - CBC News | Concussions | Scoop.it
More children with concussions and other traumatic brain injuries went to emergency departments in the U.S. in the past decade, an increase researchers believe was driven by greater awareness among parents and coaches.

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Kids’ Concussion Symptoms May Persist for a Year | TIME.com

Kids’ Concussion Symptoms May Persist for a Year | TIME.com | Concussions | Scoop.it
Children bump their heads and recover all the time, but for some, even mild concussions may lead to lasting problems with attention and memory. (Concussions should not be treated as minor injuries. We must change the way testing is being conducted.
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Concussions can last a very long time. Symptoms can be seen for even a year after the initial concussion. Kids may be forgetful, have trouble with speech, vocabulary, and physical activity among many other things.

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Girls often continue playing soccer with concussion symptoms

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young female soccer players may get more concussions than their high school and college counterparts, and many...
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Many girls may get concussions, but leave their symptoms untreated. This can cause even further damage in the future.

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Head, Neck Injury May Triple Younger People's Risk for Stroke

Head, Neck Injury May Triple Younger People's Risk for Stroke | Concussions | Scoop.it
Tears in vessels may be partially to blame, but the exact link is unclear, researchers say (RT @PAVE_org: Study shows Head, neck injuries tied to elevated #stroke risk among young people http://t.co/Nb3WxXgFOc...
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