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An international panel of neurologists, updating their recommendations on concussion care, now recommend that any athlete eighteen or younger who is believed to have sustained a concussion during a game or practice should never be allowed to return to the playing field the same day. The group had previously recommended that athletes could return if cleared by a doctor or certified athletic trainer, but now suggest that it is impossible to make immediate accurate assessments after the injury. It can be dangerous for an athlete to return to the game too soon.
There is a lot of information at www. Another good place to learn about Sports and Concussions is: www. From here you can get some good information about how to recognize a concussion, what you should do if someone might have a concussion, preventing concussions, and some good things you can print out and keep in your Coaching Clipboard if you are a coach of ANY sport.
A small body of previous research has demonstrated that pediatric traumatic brain injury increases risk for internalizing problems, but findings have varied regarding their predictors and correlates. We examined the level and correlates of internalizing symptoms in teens who had sustained a complicated mild to severe TBI within the past 1 to 6 months. Internalizing problems were measured via both maternal and paternal report Child Behavior Checklist.
In some cases, this can lead to problems of learning and concentration, new research shows. In a study of nearly adolescents, 28 percent of those who suffered a mild head injury reported in questionnaires that they had persistent sleep disturbances, compared with 11 percent of those who had not hurt their heads. The difference was highly significant.
To provide family physicians with updated, practical, evidence-based information about mild head injury MHI and concussion in the pediatric population. Guidelines, position statements, articles, and original research relevant to MHI were selected. Trauma is the main cause of death in children older than 1 year of age, and within this group head trauma is the leading cause of disability and death.
Yet his mother Fran said she worries about the risk of head injury every time her year-old son, who plays for the Randwick Rugby Club, takes to the pitch. Fran Evans, pictured with her son Duncan, said there is always a risk of concussion in contact sports such as rugby union. Credit: James Alcock.
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The two men accused of dragging year-old Kemoni Miller alongside their car during a robbery last week now face murder charges after the young man succumbed to his injuries, authorities said. Pappas and state police Col. Kerry Gilpin.