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concussions ~ all sports are a problem, bicycles too. Very interesting new information in the past 18 months. Coach should NOT determine when ready to return to play as can be a second concussion on the first, which may be fatal.

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from Prevention

A Head Injury You Should Never Ignore

A Head Injury You Should Never Ignore http://www.prevention.com/health/health-concerns/concussion-head-injuries-and-head-pain-symptoms-and-treatments

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Childhood concussions impair brain function

Pre-adolescent children who have sustained sports-related concussions have impaired brain function two years following injury, new research indicates. Over a million brain injuries are treated annually in the U.S. While organized sports at all levels have implemented safety protocols for preventing and treating head injuries, most pediatric concussions still result from athletic activities.

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Migraines can alter brain structure permanently- The results of the study revealed that those who had migraines with aura showed a 68% increased risk of white matter brain lesions

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from Parents

Headache Cures for Kids

Lots of young children -- and even babies -- are prone to headaches. Make the pain go away with this sensible advice for curing and preventing headaches.

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Second Concussion Symptoms Last Longer | Children who suffer from a second or third concussion take much longer to recover, according to a new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics.

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