Checkup Newsroom (Concussion)

2016
September
06,
2016
| 06:51 PM America/Chicago
Football season has officially started. While it’s a fun time of year that many student-athletes look forward to, it's also time to freshen up on our knowledge about concussions so that we don’t put our kids at risk for severe long-term symptoms. ...
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June
21,
2016
| 11:59 PM America/Chicago
If you are the parent of a young athlete, you may have noticed a difference in the way kids are participating in sports than when you were a kid. At Cook Children’s SPORTS Rehab, we’ve noticed a shift in what we see in our clinic. Over the past de...
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February
05,
2016
| 05:25 PM America/Chicago
With the Super Bowl marking the end of football season and the movie Concussion starring Will Smith in theatres the topic of concussions has never been more talked about more than it is today. If you have paid attention to football over the last s...
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2015
December
17,
2015
| 08:28 PM America/Chicago
If you’ve ever had a migraine, you know how awful they can be. Nausea, dizziness plus sensitivity to light and sound… and that’s just the cherry on top of extreme head pain. It can be a hard thing for adults to deal with. Unfortunately, many child...
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September
14,
2015
| 04:41 PM America/Chicago
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) only tracks concussion data from a sample of 263 schools. In 2014, these districts reported 295 concussions. Last night, NBC 5 Investigates released an enlightening report looking at the rates of concuss...
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September
01,
2015
| 04:59 PM America/Chicago
A federal judge in a class-action NFL concussion lawsuit approved a plan that could pay thousands of players more than $1 billion over the next 65 years. Richard Roberts, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Cook Children’s, wonders what it’s worth for your ch...
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August
21,
2015
| 05:50 PM America/Chicago
Have you ever heard the expression that an athlete just had his or her “bell rung”? This is often said when someone is hit in the head during a sporting event. But this type of injury should never be taken lightly. A concussion can occur when a pe...
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August
21,
2015
| 05:40 PM America/Chicago
Awareness regarding the potential negative effects of concussions has increased dramatically in recent years. As we learn more about concussions, guidelines for how best to treat athletes continue to evolve. Most athletic trainers and coaches have co...
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May
20,
2015
| 05:28 PM America/Chicago
Headaches can affect a child’s ability to concentrate, focus, and perform well in the classroom and on the field. Headaches are usually split into two categories, primary and secondary. Primary headaches are the result of problems with pain sensit...
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March
17,
2015
| 08:11 PM America/Chicago
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired yesterday after a very successful rookie season. He’s not hurt and had a presumably bright future in the NFL. Why did he retire? In light of the recent focus on repetitive trauma, concussi...
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