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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 devices are a common cause of combat-related ...
  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 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Concussion? (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Publications CDC's Injury Center Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion On this Page Signs and Symptoms When to ... Children What are the Signs and Symptoms of Concussion? Most people with a concussion recover quickly and ...
  10. School and Concussions (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... Your Personal Plan Dealing With Anger School and Concussions KidsHealth > Teens > Homework Help > School and Health > School ... a type of brain injury. How Can a Concussion Affect Me at School? Doing schoolwork and being ...
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