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The Pyschology of Concussion

During a game a few months ago, Katie, a young hockey player, sustained a concussion. Her parents were concerned that her recovery was not positively progressing. Katie was still having difficulty focusing at school, and by her parents’ insistence, Katie did not return to her sport of hockey or any other activity.

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Sports Mouthguards for Kids

With the start of Fall comes sports for kids, and you may be considering a mouthguard for your child. Read on for Dr. Gage’s professional recommendations of mouthguards, and what type of mouthguard is right for your child to ensure their physical safety.

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Helping Your Teen Recover from a Concussion

Mary Holmgren unexpectedly learned how tough it is for a teen to recover from a concussion. After a headbutt during a wrestling match injured her son Kyle, the high schooler suffered headaches and forgetfulness for weeks. It took a bit of pressure for him to cooperate in his healing.

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Giving up or Something More?

No parent sets out to raise a quitter; no teacher sets out to nurture one. Your lip curls just at the suggestion, doesn’t it? My thoughts on this loaded subject crystallized when the following questions from a reporter came across my desk: “When is it okay for a child to quit a sport or activity? How can adults determine the difference between a truly bad fit and a child who simply wants to stop when the going gets tough, only to start another activity and repeat the cycle?”

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