concussion

Concussions

A concussion is a brain injury that occurs when you receive a sudden blow or jolt to the head. It is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Your doctor may call a concussion a “mild brain injury.” Most concussions are not life- threatening, but they can have serious effects. A concussion may lead to…

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VA’s “Concussion Coach” Not Just For Vets

VA’s “Concussion Coach” App Is a Good Tool for Just About Everyone The Veterans Administration just launched a new app that everyone should check into – yes, everyone. If you are or know someone who participates in any sport (especially contact sports), download “Concussion Coach.” Recent statistics show that 4 to 5 million concussions occur…

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Sports Concussions & Return to Play Assessments:

Are they necessary? Are they enough? Concussion symptoms and return-to-play assessments are now a part of basic training for youth soccer, football, and other contact sport coaches at all levels of play. Since this is a fairly new concept, many parents wonder if the new protocols are necessary or if they are overly cautious. So,…

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