Archive | November, 2012

What is a concussion, and why is there a recent focus on young athletes?

by Tariq M. Khan, MD, FAAP Concussion is a transient disruption in brain functioning due to mechanically induced trauma to the brain. When an athlete is hit or hits an object, their brain can shake violently into the skull as well as twist or stretch. Additionally, when the head makes contact with something, energy is […]

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