Concussions

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As Autumn settles in across the New York area, temperatures are turning colder. People are getting their furnaces inspected and packing in firewood, preparing for even more significant dips to come. Snow and sleet are on their way, and it is a good idea to be prepared for the worst….

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Past research has indicated that only approximately half of all childhood concussions are reported to doctors. The reason for this low reporting rate lies in a variety of factors, including parents being unwilling or unable to afford the medical care associated with a concussion. In those instances, the parent might…

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Concussions are common enough that most Emergency Rooms think they know how to handle them. After all, concussions can be caused by car accidents, bicycle accidents, sports injuries, trips and falls, and hundreds of other daily incidents. Doctors and nurses see concussions on a daily basis, and will often make…

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CBS in Los Angeles has reported an exciting breakthrough in the treatment of concussions and other brain injuries. James Lechleiter, a professor, has proposed a pill that, when given soon after the injury, can prevent the worst symptoms of concussions. This is the first potential true breakthrough in the treatment…

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It’s football that gets most the news, followed by other contact sports like hockey and rugby. But just because these sports are highly associated with concussions doesn’t mean that brain injury can’t occur in other, traditionally non-contact sports. In fact, it happens all the time. Connecticut has taken the national…

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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting from a blow or bump on the head. Athletes playing contact sports such as football or hockey can, of course, suffer concussions in the course of a game, but many people may not realize that falls and car accidents are the…

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