Over 200,000 people a year are treated in emergency departments for concussions they received while participating in a sport or recreational activity. This podcast discusses symptoms of a traumatic brain injury and encourages seeking medical attention immediately if a concussion is suspected. Created: 10/6/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 10/6/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
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Nonfatal Traumatic Brain Injuries from Sports and Recreation Activities among Persons aged =19 Years — United States, 2001–2009
Recorded: October 4, 2011; posted: October 6, 2011
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Over 200,000 people a year are treated in emergency departments for concussions they got while participating in a sport or recreational activity. Symptoms of a concussion can include confusion, dizziness, headache, nausea, and sometimes loss of consciousness. If a concussion is suspected, the person should be removed from the activity immediately and not return until cleared by a health care professional who has experience evaluating concussions. These injuries can be prevented by using appropriate protective equipment, teaching proper techniques for the specific activity, and emphasizing strength and conditioning. When in doubt, keep the athlete out of play.
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