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Concussions

Your brain: It’s super sensitive and super important. If you sustain any kind of hit to your head, you could end up with a concussion. Sometimes a concussion and its symptoms can go away in a week or two, and that’s great. But if you have an concussion and you push yourself too hard too fast you could be looking at more serious health issues down the line, and that’s definitely not great.

Here at Quinte Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, we take sports injuries like concussions seriously. A concussion can happen easily but, if not treated properly, can have lasting affects on your brain and overall health. This is why we want to spread the word about what concussion are, how to treat them when they happen and, whenever possible, prevent them from happening in the first place!

Please take some time to check out these related resources and share them with your friends, team mates, coaches and family!

Concussions 101, a Primer for Kids and Parents
Is the idea of a concussion completely new to you? Feel like you need a primer? This video by Dr. Mike Evans is a great introduction!

Concussions
an article for teen by KidsHealth.org

After Second (Or Third) Concussion, Kids Take Longer to Recover
a link to a related study through HealthyChildren.com (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Sport-related concussion in the young athlete: what do we know?
a news feature from AboutKidsHealth.ca (SickKids)

Sport-related concussion: Information for parents, coaches and trainers
an article for grown-ups

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