Friday, August 19, 2011

PSA on Concussions

"Heads Up" on Concussions

Did you know?

  • 135,000 sports/recreation-related TBIs, including concussions, among children ages 5 to 18 are treated in US Emergency Rooms each year. (MMWR July 2007)

  • Athletes who have ever had one concussion are at increased risk for more concussions.

  • Children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults.

great FREE resources from the here

CDC has created free tools for youth and high school
sports coaches, parents, athletes,
and health care professionals that provide important
information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

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