Tired, moody, irritable, short attention span. Sounds like the typical teenager, right?
Maybe, but these are also common concussion symptoms that can easily be mistaken for adolescent angst.
Testing young athletes' memory and thinking skills after they've suffered a concussion is a more accurate way of assessing whether they have recovered, rather than relying on them to report symptoms, a new study from the Journal of Pediatrics suggests.
Guidelines for returning to play after concussion have relied on athletes' self-reports of symptoms, but there are concerns that they are not able to truly recognize their own symptoms and recovery.
This publication from CPSC covers the 4 steps for football helmet safety in English and Spanish:
1. Proper fit
2. Safer play
3. Care and maintenance
4. Reconditioning and replacement
Less contact during practice could mean a lot less exposure to head injuries for young football players, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Virginia Tech.
As kids gear up for sports this fall, Safe Kids Worldwide is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to release new info about how to keep kids safe and in the game. Here’s the big news: Each year, 1.35 million children are seen in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries. That’s one child every 25 seconds.
Their new research report looks at injuries in 14 popular youth sports and focuses on issues like concussions and knee injuries and how to prevent them.
Knowledge, Attitude, and Concussion-Reporting Behaviors Among High School Athletes: A Preliminary Study | Journal of Athletic Training
Context: Many athletes continue to participate in practices and games while experiencing concussion-related symptoms, potentially predisposing them to subsequent and more complicated brain injuries. Limited evidence exists about factors that may influence concussion-reporting behaviors.
Objective: To examine the influence of knowledge and attitude on concussion-reporting behaviors in a sample of high school athletes.
The safety standards for a popular vacation sport have been called into question after a parasail containing two teenage girls broke loose from a boat, slamming them into two nearby condominiums in Panama Beach, Fla.
Alexis Fairchild and Sidney Good, who were visiting Florida from Indiana, remain in critical condition at an area hospital. The two 17-year-olds collided with a condominium building, the Commodore, and hit power lines. Powerful winds also caused them to hit several cars in a parking lot.
New research from Canada has found that roughly 1 in 5 adolescents has probably suffered a traumatic brain injury--a figure that suggests severe concussion among children and adolescents may be far more common than has been estimated. The new study also hints at a troubling link between a history of traumatic brain injury and poorer grades, underage drinking and use of illicit drugs.
The CDC Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launch a new Heads Up to Parents website and app. These new resources provide an important tool for parents and coaches who play a key role in helping to keep kids and teens safe from concussion and other serious brain injuries.
Despite the introduction of pitching limits in youth baseball, throwing injuries requiring surgery are increasing at a dramatic rate in the United States. Now, a new study identifies the major reasons behind this continuing rise.
According to one estimate, serious throwing injuries now occur 16 times more often than 30 years ago.