Concussions

This occurs from a mild blow to the head, either with or without loss of consciousness and can lead to temporary cognitive symptoms.
Symptoms may include headache, confusion, lack of coordination, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, ringing in the ears, sleepiness, and excessive fatigue.
There’s no specific cure for concussion. Rest and restricting activities allow the brain to recover. This means one should temporarily reduce sports, video games, TV, or too much socializing. Medications for headache pain or other anti-nausea medications can be used for symptoms.

  • Concussions are very common with more than 3 million US cases per year
  • Usually self-diagnosable
  • Lab tests or imaging not required
  • Treatable by a medical professional

A good website reference for Pros and cons of concussions in football:
http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/
More information about several concussions:
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/concussion.html
Parents or guardians could recommend coaches to watch the movie concussion on a rainy day or a school canceled day.

Great website for kids to learn about the safety concussions /health while playing sports:
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/concussion/article_em.htm