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What You Need to Know About Kids and Concussions

posted Mar 18, 2015, 10:00 AM by Linda Hartkopf

There has been an increased focus in the media about the dangers of concussions, particularly, the long-term consequences of multiple concussions. You may have questions such as:

  • What are the symptoms of a concussion?
  • When should I seek medical help? 
  • How are concussions treated? 
  • When it is okay for a child to return to normal activities?

This article may help you get answers to some of these questions.

A child who has suffered a concussion, may also struggle with school work. A brain injury can affect memory and the ability to focus. Knowing what to expect can help your child cope with his or her recovery.

Join the CDC's conversation on prevention and response to head injuries: if you're on Twitter use#CDCHeadsUp or like the CDC's Head's Up Facebook page to receive regular updates and ask questions.


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