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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Although concussions usually are caused by a blow to the head, even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. As many as 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the U.S. each year.
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The real impact of a concussion
As fall approaches and students prepare to return to school, many look forward to the return of fall and winter sports. However, there are risks associated with sports participation, including concussion.
Baseline concussion testing helped prevent Lake City football player from returning too soon
Before football season officially started this fall, 14-year-old Grant Borgschatz found himself sidelined. A concussion took him out of play for nearly a month. Baseline concussion testing helped him get back in the game safely.
What is a concussion?
Concussions are a hot topic in sports, especially when it comes to the health of our children. What is a concussion? How is it diagnosed? How can it be prevented? Learn all this and more.