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Not Just a Bump on the Head: Football and Concussion
Young athletes may face a risk of concussion more often than expected.
Football and Brain Injury: Unhealthy Partners?
Football is unquestionably a contact sport, and repeated “contacts” could be causing brain injuries.
Concussion Protection: Keep Your Head in the Game
Scientists are always looking for new ways to prevent concussions — a particular concern for athletes. Some of the most recent innovations, however, may not work as well as hoped.
Toy-Related Injuries Spiked
That long-awaited action figure or scooter under the Christmas tree might pose a risk of injury to your child.
Head Trauma May Up Risk of Substance Abuse in Teens
Teens often engage in risky behaviors, but a head injury may mean double trouble, a new study found.
Oxygen Therapy for Concussions
Some military service members who have had concussions report that intensive oxygen therapy relieved their symptoms. But new research questions the effectiveness of this treatment.
Parents Had Misconceptions About Concussions
For parents of young athletes, safety on the field is a top concern. But some parents may have misconceptions about concussions.
FDA Warns of Supplements Claiming to Treat Concussion
With school back in session, kids also are starting a variety of sports seasons. Naturally, parents may be thinking about their children's safety while playing sports and what to do if their young athlete has an injury like a concussion.
Back in the Game After a Concussion
While a concussion is often considered a relatively minor brain injury, the impact my be felt for yours. For athletes, it’s important to take the time needed to fully recover before returning to play.
Mild Brain Damage May Be Long-Term
Most traumatic brain injuries are mild or moderate, but that doesn't mean they can't cause long-term damage.