Concussion study finds shorter rest period just as effective for adolescents

January 5, 2015 7:16 PM

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It might seem sensible for parents to “cocoon” their children so they can recover from a concussion.

That could mean five days in a darkened room devoid of superhero movies, Wiz Khalifa music, bright lights and smartphone chirping, but a randomized controlled trial that a former University of Pittsburgh Medical Center fellow led found that the current regimen of quiet time until symptoms are gone f...

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