• Concussions Can Happen to Anyone, Not Just Football Players

    Concussions Can Happen to Anyone, Not Just Football Players
    As students head back to school and fall team sports begin, it’s especially important for parents to be aware of the causes and symptoms of a concussion. According to familydoctor.org, more than half of the emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries are for children 5 to 18 years of age. While we most commonly hear about them in the news related to football, concussions can happen in almost any sport or activity.

    Concussion Patient Education Resources from familydoctor.org
    Concussions in Kids
    First Aid Kit When Your Kid Starts Sports
    Head injuries
    Traumatic Brain Injury

    Concussion Resources from the CDC
    Brain Injury Basics: What Is a Concussion?
    HEADS UP to Parents
    HEADS UP to Youth Sports

    More AAFP Resources
    AAFP Resources on Concussion: https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/sports-medicine/concussions.html

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    Concussions can happen to anyone, during any physical activity. And you don’t have to get hit in the head or lose consciousness to have a concussion. With concussions, prevention is key, and safety should always be the priority. Watch this familydoctor.org public service announcement to learn more.