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Treating Concussions in Young Athletes: Why Age Matters

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

With sports-related concussions making front page news on an increasingly regular basis, public concern is at any all-time high for the safety of athletes. As physicians, we see this injury occur across the age spectrum -- from the pros and college to high school and younger -- but there's a question as to how each case should be managed.

NFL Concussion Lawsuit's Ripple Effect: Should the Young People in Your Life Play Sports?

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.24.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

In the wake of the NFL's settlement of the first class action concussion lawsuit brought by former players over brain trauma, much has been declared and yet little has been clarified for those seeking to determine the concussion risks of playing sports.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Brain Blitz: What Happens During A Concussion? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science

2012-02-13-headinjurycarasanta.jpgOne thing all researchers agree on is that the types of head injuries sustained during football games can cause depression, changes in mood and behavior, memory loss, and even early dementia.