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Kids' Concussion Symptoms May Mislead

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Cole Petrochko, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

ORLANDO -- At least one concussion symptom was common in roughly two-thirds of pediatric sports medicine and orthopedic patients who had no history of the disorder, researchers reported here.

However, vestibular deficits -- common in roughly 81% of a separate sample of pediatric sports medicine clinic patients who did have concussions -- were not seen in this healthy group, according to research from Neil Khanna, BS, of the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill., and colleagues.

Kids' Concussion Symptoms May Mislead

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Cole Petrochko, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

ORLANDO -- At least one concussion symptom was common in roughly two-thirds of pediatric sports medicine and orthopedic patients who had no history of the disorder, researchers reported here.

However, vestibular deficits -- common in roughly 81% of a separate sample of pediatric sports medicine clinic patients who did have concussions -- were not seen in this healthy group, according to research from Neil Khanna, BS, of the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill., and colleagues.

Hard Knocks: College Football’s Wake-Up Call

Posted by Kerrie Denner

First off, let’s get one thing straight: college football isn’t going away. Neither is pro football, nor Pop Warner, nor high school. Football is America’s national pastime, baseball having flushed away decades of goodwill with the steroid era. College and pro football are both billion-dollar industries that fascinate us with fast-paced gameplay, dramatic storylines, and of course, those train-wreck hits. But it’s those same hits that have everyone from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to President Obama concerned about the game’s violence. And if it’s too dangerous for the pros, what does that mean for amateur college athletes?

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