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Doctor: Don’t ignore concussions

September 18, 2012
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

The latest research reveals that "sucking up" or "blowing off" a concussion is a dangerous approach. Proper management of an initial concussion is critical to prevent second impact syndrome, which can occur when an athlete returns to play while not fully recovered from the initial concussion and suffers another concussive event. The brain cannot handle the trauma and swells rapidly, causing compromise of brain activity. It is very serious and potentially fatal.



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