Month: May 2012

Girls and Younger Athletes May Suffer More From Concussions

This is a story about athletes and concussions. When you read that sentence, what picture popped into your mind:  250-pound football players… or 10-year-old girls with ponytails?  According to research published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, the severity of symptoms after a concussion is–in part–dependent on the age and gender of the patient. …

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Parents Surprised by Playground Slide Risk to Toddlers

Good parents concerned with their children’s safety on the playground are shocked when their toddlers break a leg. The parents are devastated when they discover that they caused the injury. According to an article in The New York Times, broken legs are a “common” injury among toddlers who ride down slides (especially spiral slides) on …

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