Concussions and kids: know the signs
September 10, 2017
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(THE CONVERSATION) Head trauma is a major public health concern in the United States, with indirect and direct health-care costs approaching nearly US$1 billion annually. Worse, head trauma also can cause short- and long-term health problems and, in children, problems with academics, headaches and behavioral health issues.
One challenge has been determining just how widespread concussions are among children. A study published in May, 2016 found that only 80 percent of concussion...