-- Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- People involved in winter
sports such as hockey, downhill skiing and snowboarding are at risk
for concussion, so they need to know about prevention and what to
do if they suffer an injury.
Here are some tips from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
A concussion can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head,
or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move
rapidly back and forth. Most people with a concussion recover
quickly and fully, while other will have symptoms that last for
days or weeks. The effects of more serious concussions can last for
months or a lifetime, according to experts.
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons has more about
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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