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FAQ's | Concussion

What is a concussion? Do only contact sport athletes sustain concussions?
Are all concussions the same? Do concussions only occur with loss of consciousness?
Comment on Hillary Clinton's concussion Has a player who just got "dinged" really sustained a concussion?
Are the signs and symptoms of concussion always apparent immediately after injury? How do you treat a concussion?
Do all physicians and athletic trainers use the same guidelines in determining when an athlete can safely return to play? Is it safe for a player to return to the same game/practice if suffering only a brief loss of consciousness
Do youth athletes recover from concussions at a similar rate as adults? Do helmets or mouth guards prevent concussions?
Is soccer head gear effective in protecting athletes against concussion? If my toddler falls should I be worried about a concussion?
Does a "normal" CT scan rule out concussion? Can you die if you fall asleep after a concussion?
Does a "harder hit" result in a more severe concussion? What happens if a concussion goes untreated?
What are the long-term effects that concussions can have on the body? What treatment options are available for concussions?

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