Concussions May Be Depressing for Teens
Doctors have long suspected a link between depression and head injuries. A recent national study looked at this possible link in teenagers.
Sports Head Injury and Brain Function
Serious blows to the head that affect the brain's ability to work are among the risks of contact sports. And concussions aren't the only injuries that can affect brain function.
Athletes With Concussions Shouldn’t Play the Same Day
Athletes often like to convey the image that they’re rough, tough, and can play through any injury. However, that may not be such a good idea.
Symptoms Fade – Concussion Damage May Not
Even if symptoms from an injury fade, it does not always mean the body has completely healed. More scientists are learning that this can be especially true for concussion injuries.
Break from the Classroom for a Concussion
Child athletes who get a concussion during play often have trouble focusing in the classroom. Bright lights and noise could add to the troubles for these kids.
Special Football Helmets Didn't Lower Concussion Risk
As more parents and schools become aware of the dangers of concussions in high school football, they seek ways to reduce the risk. But special helmets or mouth guards may not help.
Ex NFL Players Showed Abnormal Brain Activity
Concussion guidelines and treatments have been getting a lot of attention in the sports and medical communities over the last several months. But routine tests for common head injuries might not catch all conditions and troubles with the brain.
Childhood Concussions a Cause for Concern
Kids will be kids — running around, scraping knees and occasionally bonking their heads on the table. But what if a more serious head injury occurs? How do these injuries affect a still-growing brain?
Watching Children for Concussions
Concussions can happen when children play sports. When an athlete returns to the game after a concussion, the coaches and trainers may rely on the child to report their symptoms.
Watching Head Injury Without CT
Head injuries are scary for parents. Hundreds of thousands of children go to the hospital each year for head injuries but fortunately, few of those injuries are serious.