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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 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 Recommend on Facebook ... Contact a health care professional. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain ...
  8. School and Concussions (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... Autism Rejection & How to Handle It 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 ...
  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. Sports and Concussions (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... completely helps prevent long-term problems. How Do Concussions Happen? The brain is soft. The body protects ... wipeouts collisions between skiers or snowboarders Continue Preventing Concussions in Sports Start With the Right Equipment Everyone ...
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