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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Brain Awareness Week: Strategies for Each Life Stage
Happy Brain Awareness Week! If you could peek inside your brain at every birthday, you would see that it is constantly changing. Brain cells develop and disappear, the connections between them strengthen and weaken over time, even the size of the brain can change as the years go by. But keeping the brain in peak condition is something we tend to think about only at the beginning of life, the end of life, and when something goes wrong.
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