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Concussions

Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of concussions and how to treat concussions.

Concussion Symptoms
Concussion symptoms range from obvious to very subtle. It pays to have someone specifically trained in recognizing concussions to evaluate possible concussion symptoms.

Concussion Treatment
Concussion treatment on the sidelines is limited. Learn how to recognize and treat concussions, and how to recognize more severe traumatic brain injuries.

Do victims of head injury have to stay awake?
Bystanders and lay rescuers at accidents are greatly concerned with keeping victims awake after an accident. They're worried the victim may have a concussion. The belief is that if allowed to fall asleep, the victim will die. Is it necessary to keep victims of head injury from slipping into unconsciousness?

Head Injury Symptoms - Readers Share Head Injury Symptoms
Head injury symptoms can vary from victim to victim. About.com First Aid readers share their head injury symptoms.

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Are Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries the Same Thing?

What are the danger signs of a concussion? - Definition of What are the...
Getting hit in the head is a lot more dangerous than you may think. Early in my paramedic days, we were taught if somebody got knocked out and recovered, then he just had a concussion. And concussions, we were told, were no big deal. Concussions were the head injury equivalent of a near-miss. Today we know that belief is wrong.

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