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New study shows student athletes more likely to get concussions during games than practices
rmcguirk/iStock (NEW YORK) -- High school athletes are more likely to have concussions during games than in practice, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.In the new study, 20 high school sports, including football, wrestling, field hockey and cheerleading, were examined over the course of five years to see trends in concussion incidences and found that athletes were more likely to get concussions during games than practices."This is alarming since greater impact forces during the heat of competition may result in more severe head injuries and post-concussive effects over the short- and long-term," said Dr. Robert...
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Is your positivity toxic? How being positive may be harmful when helping others
Licensed psychotherapist Whitney Hawkins Goodman. (ABC News) (NEW YORK) -- We've all heard of the power of positive thinking. We're told to be positive. Think positively.So when someone we love is feeling down or facing a challenge, many of us often turn to positivity to comfort and console. But being positive may not always be the right approach, according to licensed psychotherapist Whitney Hawkins Goodman, who uses the phrase "toxic positivity" to describe the phenomenon."Toxic positivity is when we meet somebody with a platitude, advice or a statement, and it leaves them feeling like they don't have room to be...
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There's a national shortage of Braille teachers and the situation is dire
Braille Institute (NEW YORK) -- "When my son was born, he was the first blind person I’d ever met," Emily Coleman told ABC News' Good Morning America.Coleman, 40, now works as a superintendent for the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, in Austin, and is an advocate for Braille education. But before her son, now 14, was born in 2005, she didn't realize the extent of the nation's need for Braille educators and services for blind children.There is a national shortage of educators who know and can teach braille, and it’s leaving children who need their services in...
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