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One in Five Teens Report a History of Concussion

About 20% of US adolescents have experienced at least one concussion, and those teens were more likely to play competitive sports than their concussion-free peers, new research suggests. “These findings are consistent with those from emergency department and regional studies

CONCUSSION UPDATE

A concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is most often caused by a sudden direct blow or bump to the head which causes a temporary loss of neural activity. The following are common concussion symptoms: Absence of consciousness or altered consciousness, headache,