A new study investigating the impact of pediatric traumatic brain injury on attention found that lapses of attention represented a core attention deficit in children with traumatic brain injury, even with mild traumatic brain injury (even in the absence of intracranial pathology) or moderate/severe TBI. A study, entitled “Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury and Attention Deficit,”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new “Heads Up” app. According to their website, “The Heads Up”app will help you learn how to spot and what to do if you think your child or teen has a concussion of other serious brain injury. This app will also teach you about helmet safety and features information on selecting the right helmet for your child’s or teen’s activity, including information on what to look for and what to avoid.”
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A new study out of the Ohio State University and published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found “concussion rates in the US High‑School athletes more than doubled between 2005 and 2012.” During this time period, the researchers, led by Joseph Rosenthal, M.D. a clinical assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Ohio State University looked at 4024 concussions suffered by athletes in nine sports.
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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, utilizing diffusion tensor imaging, studied whether one’s gender could affect the recovery time from concussion. Dr. Saeed Fakhran, an assistant profession of neuro radiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and his colleagues, studied the DTI imaging results and medical records of 47 men and 26 women who had been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury. They also used a control group consisting of 11 women and 10 men.
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