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The Risks of Football for Student Athletes
Around 1.1 million high school and 75,000 college student athletes play tackle football each year in the United States. And that puts them at risk of serious injuries.
The Impact of Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) with loss of consciousness may have a long-term impact on neurological health, a new study found.
For Shoulder Dislocations, Surgery Might Help
For young athletes who dislocate their shoulders for the first time, surgery might be a helpful option, a new study found.
The Burden of Pediatric Concussions
Many measures of how often children get concussions are based on emergency department visit data, but that may not be the most accurate way to measure, a new study found.
In Spinal Cord Rehab, Timing Matters
The human brain and nervous system have considerable healing abilities. And that is critically important for patients with spinal cord injuries.
The Story on Scar Treatment
Being a teenager can be hard enough as it is. But when a scar is added to the mix, things can get a whole lot more complicated.
Don't Make This Common Car Seat Mistake
In the wintertime, do you strap your child into his car seat all bundled up? If so, you may be putting him in danger.
What's Behind the Tommy John Epidemic?
If you're a baseball fan, you've likely heard that young athletes who overtax their throwing arms are increasingly turning to Tommy John surgery to get back in the game. But what's really behind the recent increase?
Why You Should Wear Your Helmet
The effectiveness of protective headgear in bicycle-related accidents has long been a topic of debate. But new evidence suggests that Mom was right — helmets can save lives.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Help and Hope
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is often called the signature wound of soldiers returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.