Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Kids are more likely to fall off bicycles than get a concussion playing sports.  If you want to protect your child’s brain from the normal problems of simply living, make sure he or she is getting adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids to minimize any neuroinflammation that might be caused going through life.

Concussions in kids, teens underestimated for years

Close to 2 million U.S. children and teens may suffer concussions annually, say researchers who add that the prevalence of head injuries among American youth has been underestimated for years. Using data from hospitals, doctor visits and athletic trainers, the investigators estimated between 1 million and 1.9 million concussions occur annually among kids aged 18 and younger due to sports and recreation injuries.