Heads Up

CDC Heads Up - Stronger Brain. Stronger Future

Keeping children and teens healthy and safe is always a top priority. Whether you are a parent, youth sports coach, school coach, school professional, or health care provider, this site will help you recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.
What is a Concussion?
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Concussion Danger Signs
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Concussion Signs and Symptoms
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Recovery from a Concussion
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Returning to School
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Returning to Sports and Activities
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What's New
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A new CDC study reports youth tackle football athletes ages 6 to 14 sustained 15 times more head impacts than flag football athletes during a practice or game and 23 times more hard head impacts.

Head impacts increase the risk for concussion and other serious head injuries.