Children And Teens Land In The Er Each Year Because Of A Concussion Suffered During Sports Or Recreational Activities, Like Bike Riding.If they notice any potential signs of concussion after a game or practice, they should take their child to the doctor immediately, she said. "Parents know their kids best," Broglio agreed. "If you notice a change in their behavior, it's probably worth it to have them evaluated." According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 173,000 U.S. children and teens land in the ER each year because of a concussion suffered during sports or recreational activities, like bike riding. But the overall number -- including kids not seen in the ER -- is probably much larger: the CDC estimates that across age groups, up to 3.8 million Americans sustain a sports-related concussion each year.
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26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to older fathers are at higher risk for various psychiatric and learning problems than once thought, a large new study suggests. Among more than 2 million children born in Sweden, researchers found that those born to fathers aged 45 and older were more prone to problems such as autism , attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attempted suicide and drug abuse . Other problems include poor grades in school and low IQ scores. "We were shocked by the findings," lead researcher Brian D'Onofrio, an associate professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences at Indiana University, said in a university news release. "The specific associations with paternal age were much, much larger than in previous studies." D'Onofrio, however, doesn't want people to think that all or even most children of older fathers will have these problems. "We are not saying that all children born to older fathers will have psychiatric or educational problems," D'Onofrio said in an interview.