Children with repeat concussions may take longer to heal
June 10, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Children who've sustained a past blow to the head may take longer to recover from another concussion.
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics looked at children and young adults, ages 11-22, who visited the emergency room with repeat concussions.
Those who suffered a concussion in the past year took twice as long to recover, typically 24 days compared to 12 days for kids with no history of concussions. Sports concussions accounted for almost two-thirds of those in this study.
Experts say those kids should not get back into the game until a doctor gives them the okay.
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