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Brain

How the eyes and pupils provide clues to brain health after stroke – and maybe after concussion

After a stroke, concussion, or brain injury, the eyes provide clues about a patient’s brain health. In this week’s blog, Hunt Batjer, M.D., discusses how new technology helps doctors detect changes in brain functioning – and how coaches might soon be able to use pupillometry to detect concussion. Learn more.

Brain

When should a student-athlete see a doctor for a concussion?

It’s terrifying when a student-athlete gets a concussion. Usually, these kids recover fine. But when should an athlete see a doctor for concussion symptoms?

Brain

Long-term concussion symptoms: What’s my child’s risk?

The movie “Concussion” has many parents worried about the long-term effects of concussions. Should parents pull their kids out of sports? What’s the real risk?