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Brain Injury Risk Factor for Depression in Teens
It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And in your teens’ case, that concussion could lead to depression.
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.
Looking at Concussions in the Long Run
As research continues to progress with Alzheimer's disease, scientists are looking for information about what might contribute to it. They recently found one possibility.
Kids Ended Up in ER After Shopping Cart Injuries
While shopping carts can be fun for kids to push and ride around in, parents should be mindful that accidents can happen.
Concussions May Be Depressing for Teens
Doctors have long suspected a link between depression and head injuries. A recent national study looked at this possible link in teenagers.
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 Head Injury and Brain Function
Serious blows to the head that affect the brain's ability to work are among the risks of contact sports. And concussions aren't the only injuries that can affect brain function.
Athletes With Concussions Shouldn’t Play the Same Day
Athletes often like to convey the image that they’re rough, tough, and can play through any injury. However, that may not be such a good idea.
Geriatric Consult Aided Accident Recovery
Seniors can face a loss of daily independence while recovering from an accident. Meeting with a geriatric specialist may help patients get back on their feet after injury.
Symptoms Fade – Concussion Damage May Not
Even if symptoms from an injury fade, it does not always mean the body has completely healed. More scientists are learning that this can be especially true for concussion injuries.