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Education Is Key

Every time an athlete steps on the playing field, he or she faces the very real possibility of concussion. In fact, U.S. athletes at all levels of competition suffer more than 1 million concussions each year. Most concussions (80 to 90 percent) will resolve within seven to 10 days. But for reasons not yet well understood, some patients take much longer to recover.

Effects of a concussion can last several months, and rarely, may have long-lasting effects, even into adulthood. Expedient diagnosis and management of concussions are the best ways to reduce the potential long-term-risks.




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