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What to Do for a Concussion 

Being reinjured while recovering from a bash on the head can lead to permanent brain damage. Here's how to tell if you have a concussion and what to do about a concussion.


What Is a Concussion?  

If you just don’t feel right after a bump, blow, or jolt to your head or body, get help quickly. Concussion is a kind of traumatic brain injury.

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Concussions May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s 

Parental concern about the potential deleterious cumulative effects of tackle football on brain development has given rise to substantial declines in participation in tackle football in preadolescent boys.