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.
Concussion isn’t a concern for football players only at games. A recent study found most of them actually happen during high school and college football practice.
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.
Dynamic stretching has gained in popularity as a type of stretching based on movement and a great way to warm up before exercise or sports.
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