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Concussion and Mild TBI

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.

Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.

CDC Heads Up to Concussion

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CDC has created free tools and materials for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, athletes, teachers, school nurses, and health care professionals that provide important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

Learn more about Heads Up

 

 

 

 
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