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Concussion in Children: 'Tis the Season

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Would you know the signs of a concussion? Learn to recognize this potential danger and how to protect your child from harm.
Air Date: April 10, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Rebecca Demorest, MD
Demorest Photo 2Dr. Rebecca A. Demorest is a pediatric and young adult sports medicine specialist who practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is one of only 200 pediatricians across the county who is board certified in both pediatrics and sports medicine. She is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. She is a team doctor for the US Rowing team and takes care of many local high schools and clubs. Her interests include pediatric and young adults sports medicine injuries, concussion management and baseball, gymnastic and rowing injuries.
Concussion in Children: 'Tis the Season
Concussions can happen in any sport, but they occur most often in collision sports, such as football, rugby, or ice hockey.

They also are common in contact sports that don't require helmets, such as soccer, basketball, wrestling, and lacrosse.

A concussion is any injury to the brain that disrupts normal brain function on a temporary or permanent basis. Concussions are typically caused by a blow or jolt to the head.

Learn the best and most up-to-date information on concussions from the American Academy of Pediatrics, including guidance on treatment and prevention.

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