U.S. News & World Report: Concussion symptoms: Take them seriously

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

As fall sports season commences, the risk of concussions among pre-teens and teens increases. Boys are at greater risk than girls, but girls tend to have more symptoms from concussions. For boys, football is the sport most likely to lead to concussions, while girls who play soccer or basketball are at greatest risk. A concussion is a brain injury that results in a temporary – or in some cases, lasting – disruption of normal brain function. It occurs when the brain is violently rocked back and forth or twisted inside the skull as a result of a blow to the head or body. (August 7, 2018)

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