Females Who Suffer Concussions Take Longer to Recover
A recently published study from the renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) explored the role that gender plays in the recovery process following concussions. Over the past few years, there has been a lot of attention paid to concussions and the impact that they might have on the function of the brain. Specifically, there has been an increased focus on their impact on young athletes. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has published some interesting research on how male versus female athletes recover following a concussion. The results show that gender might play a bigger role in someone’s recovery from a concussion than previously thought. This new research might also change the approach that doctors take in advising an athlete on his or her recovery process. In honor of National Concussion Awareness Day, this important research deserves more attention.