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Wayne Yankus
Wayne Yankus asks:
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Are parents seeing more head trauma in youth sports?

Nationally we are seeing children of all ages suffer more sports head trauma. The national brain injury study called IMPACT is gathering data showing that children don't recover all cognitive abilities as fast as physical coordination. Many schools and hospital centers are now offering the computer IMPACT test to children with documented concussion syndromes to improve academic and neurological outcomes. All those head "bangs" add up.
Parents should be aware of head and sports protective gear that fits properly, model behavior, and when to have children evaluated in Emergency Wards when injured.
In Topics: Sports and athletics
> 60 days ago

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Soccermum
Soccermum writes:
I think that head injuries in youth sports are becoming an epidemic, especially in sports where head protection or helmets are not mandatory.  A great deal of young soccer players are prone to head injuries.  I suggest parents and teachers have their children try out The Forcefield Protective Headband for protection in these sports.  Its a lightweight sports headband with padded inserts that absorb impact and perspiration.  Lots of kids colors to choose from.  (www.ForcefieldHeadbands.com)  We have to help solve this problem any way that we can.
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lstammer
lstammer writes:
There are more and more articles about head traumas, concussions and injuries in general related to youth sports in the past several months than there have been in the past several years. To the point more than 2,000 former NFL players unite in suing league, alleging it "deliberately ignored" risks of head injuries.(cnn06/2012).

The bottom line is parents have to be proactive and educate themselves and know when to draw the line. Rosemarie Scolaro Moser has just authored THE book for parents, AHEAD OF THE GAME: The Parents' Guide to Youth Sports Concussion. Parents can get first hand information about concussions, how to identify and what actions to take to prevent. Just think a $20.00 book can prevent a $$$$ in medical bills and a crippling way of life.
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missgigimeowcat
missgigimeo... , Teacher, Parent writes:
I think that greater awareness of the problem, due to recent deaths of students that have gained national media attention, has led to increased parental concern and the increase in the number of hospital visits for children who have been injured. We have left the "tough it out" and "be a man" philosophy behind, thankfully.
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