Traumatic Brain Injury

There has been a lot of talk about football and concussions in players, but new research suggests that brain changes can occur in high school football players when less severe head injuries occur.

The study found that repeated blows to the head after just one season could cause significant changes in the brain, even if there is no concussion.

The more often the players were struck, the more evidence they showed of brain changes that appeared abnormal.

As a society, we have become increasingly aware of the serious effects of repeated head injuries. Educating parents, coaches and school staff on preventing concussions is imperative. It is important to know how to recognize a concussion and the steps you as a parent, teacher or coach need to follow: Image provided by:
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