Older Patients Recover More Slowly from Concussion

The Radiological Association of North America released a study on October 6th showing that older patients recover more slowly from concussion.

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Tragically, high school football player Kenney Bui died on October 5th due to injuries sustained in a game the previous Friday. There were other serious head injuries in other games as well.


The NHL season begins on Wednesday, October 7th.

NFL Concussion Injury Report: October 4th

As noted on the week's Injury Roundup page on NFL.com, there were two head injuries sustained during Sunday's games. The players are as follows:

Karlos Williams: Bills running back.

Sean Lee: Cowboys linebacker

For additional information about this injury and others from Sunday, see: Injuries: Lions DT Tyrunn Walker has broken fibula




8oct1:00 pm- 2:30 pmWebinar: Effects of Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Caregiver Perspectives and Knowledge Gaps
11octAll DayHockey: National Women's Hockey League Season Begins
15oct - 16All DayUPMC: Targeted Evaluation and Active Management (TEAM) Approaches to Treating Concussion


4nov - 7All DayNational Academy of Neuropsychology Annual Conference


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Support Options

It's Ok to need help or assistance if you're dealing with a recovery or are a caregiver. It's common for concussees to feel alone, or that they're the only one dealing with such a situation. That's not the case. You're not alone.

I've pulled together many resources for help, both online and in-person. Here's a link to the comprehensive spreadsheet:

AllConcussion Big List of concussion support resources
The Big List: AllConcussion.com - Support Groups, Online Forums, and 24/7 Help Lines


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Concussion Symptoms

Important: A concussion can change in the first several days. Even if you've been cleared by a doctor or an emergency room, symptoms could change and worsen. If you have any questions or are wondering if you should call a doctor or go to the emergency room, review the information on the CDC site to help make that determination. If you are a teen and are wondering what to do, tell someone: a parent, caregiver, family member, friend, coach, teacher or someone else. CDC link: CDC: Concussion Danger Signs.

- Posted in memory of Rowan Stringer

Diffuse Axonal Injury


NPR: Concussions Can Be More Likely in Practices than in Games

Domestic Violence and Assault

Assaults can result in a concussion or TBI. If you receive such an injury, please seek medical assistance. Remember that a concussion can change over a period of several days. So even if you're Ok in the first 24 hours, it might not be the case over the next 48 hours. Symptoms could worsen. For information about what to look for and when to seek medical assistance, see the CDC information about concussion signs, symptoms, and when to seek medical assistance.

Helplines and Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community