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Concussions from high school sports may increase suicide risk

November 27, 2019
High school students who reported concussions were at greater risk for a suicide attempt, according to survey findings published in Journal of


Q&A: ‘No simple answers’ on sports-related concussions

November 14, 2019
In 2018, the AAP issued new guidance on youth sports-related concussions, or SRCs, and voiced concerns about the underreporting of these injuries…

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Screening algorithm accurately predicts OSA in pregnant women

October 31, 2019
A new algorithm may help screen pregnant women, particularly African American women, for obstructive sleep apnea, according to a recent study. …

Meeting NewsPerspective

Rates of trampoline-related fractures jump among children

October 25, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Research presented at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition highlighted a significant increase in the number of…


Identifying kids at risk for sudden cardiac death presents serious challenges

October 23, 2019
Sudden cardiac death — the leading cause of sudden death among high school and college athletes in the United States — is not something…

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Brain injury from concussion can last a year after returning to play

October 16, 2019
Athletes may not be fully recovered from a concussion 1 year after being cleared to return to play, according to a study published in Neurology

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Only one in five adult cyclists in accidents wear helmets

October 9, 2019
Just 22% of adults involved in bicycle accidents were wearing helmets, according to study results published in Brain Injury. Shahrzad

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Concussions put NFL players at risk for erectile dysfunction, low testosterone

August 26, 2019
Former National Football League players who experienced more concussions during their careers reported more erectile dysfunction and low testosterone…

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Cancer prevalence higher in women with OSA

August 23, 2019
Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk for cancer in women, a recent analysis of the European Sleep Apnoea Database study…

Meeting News

Migraine, headache treatment does not resolve pain for some teenage patients

July 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Some teenagers with concussion-triggered chronic headache or migraine experienced

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Nearly half of stem cell clinics lack physicians trained in advertised treatments

June 25, 2019
Among companies who advertise unproven, direct-to-consumer stem cell therapies and employ at least one physician, only about half claimed to treat…

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Oral contraceptives may protect women from serious knee injuries

June 6, 2019
A recent study found that oral contraceptive pills may provide protection against anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injuries, particularly in young…

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NFL players more likely to die of heart, brain-related disease than MLB players

May 24, 2019
Former professional football players had higher all-cause, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and mortality rates vs. former professional baseball…

Approximately 1 in 5 kids never wears a helmet bike riding

May 20, 2019
Poll results published by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital suggested that almost one in five children aged 4 to 13 years who ride bicycles never…

Meeting News

Clinicians should take active role in assessing head injury detection devices

May 8, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — As the number of companies claiming to have created a device that assesses or diagnoses head injury increases, it is important

FDA News

FDA issues warning letters to companies for selling adulterated, misbranded products

April 16, 2019
On April 16, the FDA issued 11 warning letters to as many companies for alleged violations of federal law regarding some of their ingredients, the…

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Former NFL players have more Alzheimer’s protein markers than non-athletes

April 10, 2019
Living former NFL players with at least one concussion or traumatic brain injury had higher levels of the protein marker tau, commonly associated…


Experts discuss rare link between concussion, suicide

April 2, 2019
The most recent CDC data show an estimated 329,290 children were treated in United States for sports and recreation-related injuries that included a…


More than 280,000 kids treated for TBIs in EDs every year

March 14, 2019
Pediatric sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, or SRR-TBIs, cause more than 280,000 visits to EDs throughout the United States…

Amantadine may be effective treatment for headaches after traumatic brain injury

February 14, 2019
Posttraumatic headaches improved for 80% of patients who took amantadine for 2 months after having postconcussion syndrome, according to a study…