High school girls in the United States are 56 percent more likely than boys to suffer a concussion in sports that are played by both genders, a recent study says.
Research in recent years says receiving many less severe hits to the head over time may be even more dangerous to the brain than a single concussion.
Millions of concussions occur each year. If you or a loved one suffer a blow to the head, watch for symptoms of a more severe brain injury.
It can be hard to tell if a head injury is serious. If you suspect your child has a concussion, find out what to do. There are 10 red-flag symptoms that should prompt immediate medical attention.
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