Thursday, April 18, 2013

Preventing Sports-Related Brain Injury In Youngsters


Preventing Sports-Related Brain Injury In Youngsters

Ice hockey accounts for nearly half of all traumatic brain injuries among children and youth participating in organized sports who required a trip to an emergency department in Canada, ....

....."Unless we understand how children are getting hurt in sport, we can't develop ways to prevent these serious injuries from happening," said Dr. Cusimano, a neurosurgeon and the lead author of the study. "One would think that we know the reasons why kids are having brain injuries in sports, but until know, it was based mainly on anecdotes." .....


Comments: For more information about sports, our children and concussion go to http://sportslegacy.org/ or contact me at the Illinois College of Optometry, or seek out information from COVD and NORA. DM

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