A concussion or mild traumatic brain injury is one of the most commonly reported injuries in organized youth sports. It can exist without losing consciousness and symptoms can last minutes, days, months, or longer. So, it is important to recognize them and get treatment right away. CDC has developed Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports — a free tool kit to help youth sports coaches, parents, and athletes recognize and respond to concussion symptoms. Visit www.cdc.gov/concussioninyouthsports. Created: 7/27/2007 by MMWR.
Date Released: 7/27/2007. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Nonfatal Traumatic Brain Injuries from Sports and Recreation Activities —
United States, 2001–2005
July 27, 2007
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Millions children and adults participate in organized sports and other recreational
activites every year. While these activities provide health benefits, they also
a risk for injury to the brain. Traumatic brain injury or TBI can cause changes
how the brain works, affecting thinking, language, learning, emotions, and
behavior. A concussion or other TBI can exist even if you haven’t lost
consciousness, and can result in long term health problems. CDC has created
tool kit called “Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports” for coaches,
athletes. The kit is free and can be ordered at www.cdc.gov/ConcussionInYouthSports.
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