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Gender Differences In Concussion Severity And Outcomes May Depend On Female's Menstrual Cycle

A growing body of evidence suggests that females experience more severe symptoms and take longer to recover after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) such as concussions. A new study suggests that such gender differences may in part be due to a sharp drop in hormone levels among females injured during the two weeks prior to their periods.

Female Athlete Triad: A Primer for Parents

Disordered eating, skipped periods (amenorrhea) and repeated bone instability or fractures are the three signs of the athletic triad. Unlike teens with anorexia nervosa or bulimia, teens are maintaining a low body weight because they exercise too much and don't eat enough to keep up with their activity.
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