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New Guidelines for Sports Concussions

A careful physician exam can mean the difference between life and death in sports concussions.

The increasing number of sports injuries occurring in junior high and high school students has prompted the American Academy of Neurology to issue a new position statement recommending that any athelete having a concussion be removed from participation, examined by a physician with experience in concussion management, and explicitly be cleared before being allowed to participate again.

PositiveTip: Parents of teenage athletes must acquaint themselves with the symptoms of concussion and take their child to a physician immediately should these been seen.