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Health Minute Says New Study Finds More Concussions Reported

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  Original Published: 10/6/2013 We hear a lot about concussions, especially when it comes to our children. Now, a new study finds more and more young athletes are going to the emergency room for these types of injuries. Here's Holly Firfer with today's Health Minute. When it comes to sports, concussions do happen, especially to young players. Now, a new study finds more and more children are going to the emergency room because of traumatic brain injuries known as T-B-IS, which includes concussions. Researchers from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center found a 92 percent increase of young people who visited emergency departments between 2002 and 2011. But they also found of the youngsters and teens who were admitted during the later years of that time period, the number of severe injuries was down. The study, which is published in this week's edition of the Journal of Pediatrics, looked at more than 3,800 children and teens who went to Cincinnati's Children's Hospital with sports-related injuries. Although the severity of the injuries decreased over the years, the number of T-B-IS increased in general. The study quotes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics whosing T-B-IS is responsible for approximately 630,000 emergency visits, more than 67,000 hospitalizations, and 6,100 deaths in children and teens each year. So, it's important for parents to know the signs of these injuries, such as confusion, slurred speech or fatigue after a head injury.
   
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