CONCUSSION - What is a Concussion? A concussion is a brain...

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What is a Concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a sudden blow to the head or to the body. The sudden blow to the head or body makes the brain crash into the side of your skull which normally is protected from doing so by spinal fluid around the brain. This causes the brain from working normally for a period of time or possibly longer. Most concussions are mild and only take a few hours or up to a few weeks to fully recover but some are more sever which are dangerous and might need surgery. Facts about Concussions Over 300,000 Sport-Related Reported a Year. 19% Chance of having a concussion per year of playing a contact sport. More than 62,000 concussions are sustained each year in high-school contact sports. College football players: 34% have had one concussion 20% Multiple concussions
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Issues with Concussions Concussion cause serious neuropsychological impairments to the information-processing speed, problem solving, planning, and memory. These impairments increase with multiple concussions. Though concussion are normally not fatal if having a second brain injury on top of a previous one could result in death called "second-impact syndrome" (SIS). "Second-Impact Syndrome" (SIS)
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course COGNITIVE 306 taught by Professor Cote during the Spring '08 term at Belmont Abbey.

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