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Call it –TBI, Parents Listen; — Concussion, Not so Much

22nd January, 2010

[Source: Los Angeles Times, January 17, 2010]
The terms concussion and mild traumatic brain injury pretty much mean the same thing. But which term a parent hears from the doctor makes a big difference in the seriousness with which the injury is treated, a new study finds.
Injured kids whose parents hear the word “concussion” spend less time in the hospital, go back to school and other activities earlier, and run greater risks to their cognitive health than do kids whose parents are told their child has sustained a “brain injury.”
Read the Rest of this Fascinating Article in the Los Angeles Times

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