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After concussions, kids face persistent difficulties with school

New research finds that after sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury, nearly 9 in 10 teens who have ongoing concussion symptoms also have academic problems related to headaches, fatigue and difficulty concentrating. And more than three-quarters of those who have yet to recover fully after four weeks report a decline in such academic skills as note-taking, studying and completing homework assignments.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This is because neuroinflammation persists long after the concussion.  The best marker that the neuroinflammation from a concussion has resolved is the AA/EPA ratio.  The good range is between 1.5 and 3.

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