Concussions

Poor Sleep May Adversely Effect Baseline Concussion Assessment

Poor Sleep May Adversely Effect Baseline Concussion Assessment

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Sleep duration appeared to have a significant effect on symptom reporting, especially in girls.

AAP Encourages Proper Tackling Technique to Prevent Injuries Associated With Tackle Football

AAP Encourages Proper Tackling Technique to Prevent Injuries Associated With Tackle Football

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Ultimately, players must decide if the benefits of play outweigh the risks of injury.

Study: Preexisting Conditions in Athletes Can Complicate Concussion Diagnosis

Study: Preexisting Conditions in Athletes Can Complicate Concussion Diagnosis

Girls with a history of a psychiatric condition, substance abuse, or ADHD were more likely to report concussion-like symptoms.

High Rate of Concussion Linked to Isolated Mandible Fractures

High Rate of Concussion Linked to Isolated Mandible Fractures

Mechanism of injury assault in 12 of 16 patients; half of patients admit alcohol use.

How to Rethink Concussion Assessment

How to Rethink Concussion Assessment

Technology called Brain Network Activation allows health care professionals to evaluate brain network function after traumatic brain injury and during recovery.

Vision Test Helps Detect Concussion in Athletes

Vision Test Helps Detect Concussion in Athletes

Rapid number naming test may be used on the sidelines in sporting events to test for concussion.

How Amending Sport Guidelines Can Reduce Head Impacts

How Amending Sport Guidelines Can Reduce Head Impacts

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Researchers found that players suffered more head impacts during games and learned that there was a relationship between the amount of padding players wore and the number of head impacts during practice.

Does Concussion Impact Men, Women Differently?

Does Concussion Impact Men, Women Differently?

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Women who have had a history of at least one concussion did not score lower on computerized cognitive baseline testing. All women regardless of concussion history, had greater symptoms, symptom severity and poorer cognitive performance than men at baseline, the study found.

Body Contact Of Players Blamed For Most Soccer Concussions

Body Contact Of Players Blamed For Most Soccer Concussions

Limiting aggressive contact would be more effective than just banning 'heading' of ball, researcher says.

Video: Are Concussions A Real Concern In Youth Soccer?

Video: Are Concussions A Real Concern In Youth Soccer?

World Cup Champions Cindy Parlow-Cone and Brandi Chastain reveal their concerns about young girls heading the ball in soccer. Are concussions in youth soccer a growing concern?

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