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Concussion: What Parents Need to Know

September 21, 201410 min
Many activities of daily living from work to play can put people of all ages at risk for falls and collisions that could lead to mild traumatic brain injuries or, as they are commonly called, concussions.The majority of people who suffer a concussion recover fully with no need for medical treatment. However, the risk for long-term neurological problems dictates careful scrutiny of any head injury.The NorthShore Neurological Institute’s multidisciplinary team of concussion and head injury specialists takes a multipronged approach to the diagnosis and treatment of concussions and other brain injuriesAn ounce of prevention: Preventing a concussion is difficult, but concussion expert Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth offers important tips for sports safety.

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