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Brain Injury in Teens Increased Emotional Issues
Every year, more than half a million teenagers experience a serious concussion. These brain injuries often leave lasting damage, but to what extent?
Heads Up for Girl Soccer Players
Football isn't the only sport where concussions might  frequently  occur. Soccer players can also experience concussions.
Shouldering an Injury in High School Sports
Although much attention has focused on concussions in high school sports, shoulder injuries are common as well. And these injuries may vary by sport.
Taking Time Out After a Concussion
Despite precautions, young athletes are still at risk for experiencing concussions during sports activities. The important thing is to recover from them.
High Chairs May Mean Farther Falls
Since toddlers' high chairs are higher than regular chairs and are often used in kitchen and dining areas where the floors are hard, falls from a high chair are more apt to cause injury. Learning about such falls could help prevent them.
Sports Specialization Tied to Higher Injury Risk
Kids grow — they become stronger, faster and taller. But for child athletes who grow with their sport and become more focused on that one sport, their chances of getting injured may go up.
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.
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.