Break from the Blog

Due to circumstance beyond my control I have been off social medial and the internet all summer. Something that struck me today coming out of JAMA is that adolescents in grades 8, 10 and 12 who took part in competitive sports were more likely to receive a concussion diagnosis during their lifetime with 19.5% reporting at least one previous concussion in their lifetime. Overall 13,388 adolescents participated in the survey. These findings are consistent with those from emergency department and regional studies that show that participation in sports is one of the leading causes of concussions among adolescents.