New Guidelines for 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.