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A concussion is a type of brain injury. It's the most minor form. Technically, a concussion is a short loss of normal brain function in response to a head injury. But people often use it to describe any minor injury to the head or brain.

Concussions are a common type of sports injury. You can also have one if you suffer a blow to the head or hit your head after a fall.

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  1. Concussion (National Library of Medicine)  
    A concussion is a type of brain injury. It's the most minor form. Technically, a concussion is a short loss of normal brain function ... any minor injury to the head or brain. Concussions are a common type of sports injury. You ...
  2. ... That Vision Test on Sidelines May Help Diagnose Concussion PHILADELPHIA – A simple vision test performed on the ... may help determine whether athletes have suffered a concussion, according to a study released today that will ...
  3. ... How Well Do Football Helmets Protect Players from Concussions? PHILADELPHIA – A new study finds that football helmets ... April 26 to May 3, 2014. “Protection against concussion and complications of brain injury is especially important ...
  4. ... 4 PM ET, July 10, 2014 After a Concussion, Which Teens Will Have Emotional Symptoms? CHICAGO – After a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise ...
  5. Sports Concussion vs. Military Concussion (Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center)  
    The most obvious difference between combat-related concussion and sports-related concussion is the mechanism of injury. Blasts from various forms of explosive ...
  6. Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports Video (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... your session will not be saved. DOWNLOADABLE TOOLS — CONCUSSION INFORMATION View CDC's “Heads Up” Concussion Educational Materials “Heads Up” for youth sports coaches, ...
  7. Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Traumatic Brain Injury CDC's Injury Center Share Compartir Concussion and Mild TBI What is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain ... their effects can be serious. Learn More about Concussions What are the signs and symptoms of concussion? ...
  8. Concussions (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... to stay in the game. What Is a Concussion and What Causes It? The brain is made ... feeling overly tired Back Continue Different Grades of Concussion The severity of concussion is determined after all ...
  9. Concussion ABCs: Learn How to Respond (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... this? Submit What's this? Submit Button CDC Features Concussion ABCs: Learn How to Respond Share Compartir Learn ... Contact a health care professional. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain ...
  10. Concussions (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... of brain injury called a concussion. What's a Concussion? The brain is made up of soft tissue ... speaking. Continue What Happens When Someone Gets a Concussion? How someone acts after a concussion depends upon ...
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