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Caring for Concussions

A concussion is an injury to the brain that doesn’t show up on an MRI or CT scan. Physical and cognitive rest is essential to allow the brain to heal. While return to play protocols are mandated by the Florida High School Athletic Association, return to learning policies are established by local school districts.

CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS: What to Look For:

o   Headaches

o   Dizziness

o   Nausea

o   Memory loss

o   Losing consciousness

o   Sensitivity to light and/or noise

o   Problems with balance

o   Vomiting

o   Abnormal behavior

o   Irritability

o   Foggy feeling

Click Here for a free informational DVD from All Children’s Hospital John’s Hopkins Medicine to learn more about concussions and how to keep your kids safe this school year

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