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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.
Fighting Really Doesn't Make You Smarter
They say that "boys will be boys" when the roughhousing gets too rough. Yet both boys and girls get into serious fights during their teen years. And the effects could last well beyond graduation.
It Hurts — But Is an X-Ray Needed?
Twisted and sprained ankles are as common in childhood as hide and seek. Just as parents have to decide when an injury is serious enough to go to the ER, doctors have to decide if x-rays are needed.
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.
More than a Helmet for Head Protection
It may be impossible to entirely avoid head collisions  in football, but it is possible to minimize them, at least for young football players. Minimizing head collisions can save young athletes from concussions and other heavy knocks to the noggin .
No Helmet Brand Beats the Competition
Head injuries and concussions are almost a given in American football. Is there some brand of equipment that can protect the heads of young athletes better than others?
It's All Fun — Until Someone Gets Hurt
Riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) has become more popular in the past three decades. Among children, however, injury rates remain high.
Hidden Hazards of Potty Training?
All kinds of interesting mishaps can occur when toddlers are potty training. Some of those mishaps may be more painful than others for the little guys.
If It's Not Your First Concussion…
When girls and boys play hard, they sometimes get hurt. But a bump on the head is nothing to shrug off, especially if it's not the first concussion.
Whap to the Head No Matter the Age
When it comes to football, age doesn't protect an athlete from a concussion. Football practice and play still poses risks for head injury no matter the age.