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Concussions: Still Under-Reported

A recent study published this year showed that 4 out of 10 concussions are never reported by the athlete. When asked about the classic “bell ringer”, less than one out of seven are ever reported. With the recent push to educate players, coaches and parents about concussion the way we treat concussion has changed to protect the athlete from further injury. This doesn’t help if the athlete is reporting the injury.

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How to Properly Fit Protective Gear for Concussion Prevention

Athletes are typically taught from a young age the importance of wearing protective gear during high-impact sports and other rigorous physical activity. This protective gear is meant to prevent broken bones and other injuries from occurring, as well as to reduce the risk of receiving a concussion.

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Common Concussion Myths and Misconceptions

Concussions are common among athletes and those who participate in rigorous physical activity. They also occur frequently when people experience motor vehicle accidents. While concussion symptoms can be easy to identify, it’s often difficult for physicians to diagnose the actual concussion. For this reason, there are many myths and misconceptions when it comes to this type of brain injury.

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Long Term Effects of Concussions

Concussions are common among athletes, especially those involved in high-impact sports, but even so, the severity of this injury should never be minimized. If you or someone you know suffers from a concussion, you should seek treatment immediately and take steps to prevent a future concussion from occurring. If not, the long-term effects on the brain could be very serious.

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Recent Technology in Concussion Management

Technology allows physicians and surgeons the ability to provide their patients the best health care possible. As new technologies continue to emerge in the industry, diagnoses and treatments are becoming more reliable and allow patients to recover more effectively.

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What to Do if You Think You Have a Concussion

Concussions are common brain injuries that occur from forceful blows to the head or the body. This injury alters the function of the brain and must be taken seriously. Concussions frequently occur during contact sports and other forms of physical activity.

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How to Avoid Getting a Concussion

A concussion is a serious brain injury that is, unfortunately, common among athletes and in contact sports. This brain injury occurs when a person collides with another person, an object, or the ground with a great amount of force.

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Most Common Concussion Symptoms

A concussion is a brain injury that occurs because of a blow to the head or the body that alters the way the brain functions. This injury is common during contact sports and other rigorous activities. It’s important to be as informed as possible when it comes to a concussion so you’re prepared if you or someone else experiences one.

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Dealing with a Concussion

A concussion is a serious injury that alters the way the brain functions and can result in brain damage if left untreated. This injury is common among athletes who participate in contact sports and can occur when they collide with another athlete, a ball, or the ground.

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