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Head Injuries Hit 1 in 14 Kids, CDC Reports

By: Serene Gordan  FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Given the news of the devastating effects of head injuries among professional football players, parents may wonder if their mini…

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Shaun White, Amid Bolder Tricks, Keeps Up and Wins Another Olympic Gold

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By: Karen Crouse PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Shaun White’s train of thought was briefly derailed on Tuesday by the music blaring at Phoenix Snow Park. The song was “Ain’t No…

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Recognize the warning signs of concussions

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By: Daryl Wooten As more and more research continues to identify the long-term negative effects of repeated head injuries, it’s important for everyone to be identify the warning signs of…

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Physician encourages conservative approach to concussions in teens

By: Dolly A. Butz Dylan Mills received his first concussion at age 13. The Cottage Grove, Minnesota, native was playing hockey in Canada when he was struck from behind. The…

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Women may be at higher risk of basketball concussions

By: Bobby Oler Basketball actually is the number two cause of concussions in the United States behind football,” CoxHealth sports medicine specialist Dr. Shannon Woods said. That’s a distinction some…

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Ahead of the Game: Concussion awareness extends beyond football

By: Mick Garry Not every kid with a concussion got it trying to make a tackle. Sometimes it’s a check on the ice, or a cheer athlete getting launched in…

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Extended rest isn’t best for teenagers with concussion, UBC study finds

By: Clare Hennig Guidelines for concussion recovery are shifting as new research from UBC shows teenagers do not heal from the brain injury in the same way as adults do….

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Athletes more aware of concussion symptoms, but are still playing through: McGill study

By: CTV Montreal A new study conducted by the McGill University Health Centre finds athletes today are much more aware of the dangers of concussions – but most are still…

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How to protect youth football players from brain injury

By: Alan Shahtaji As a primary care sports medicine physician, I wear multiple hats. In my family medicine practice, I often manage chronic diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol…

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Students may be getting more concussions in PE classes than in sports

By: Ronnie Cohen Education and research about concussions in youth have focused on team sports, but a study from New Mexico suggests that adolescents may suffer more knock-out head blows…

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