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Blood Test Detects Concussions

A new blood test has been developed to tell doctors whether someone has had a concussion up to a week after the injury.  Head trauma symptoms can often be subtle, and even delayed, especially in children.  Treatment in the form of rest is important in helping to heal the brain after injury. The blood test, developed by physicians at Orlando Health system in Florida, detects a biomarker called glial fibrillary acidic protein or GFAP.  GAFP is unique to the brain and nervous...

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