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  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Effects of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts May 21, 2015
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    Author: Lindsey Straus is an award-winning youth sports journalist, practicing attorney, and has been Senior Editor of SmartTeams since its launch as MomsTEAM in August 2000. She can be reached at lbartonstraus@MomsTEAM.com.

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Second Impact Syndrome: A Rare But Usually Fatal Condition

Second blow to head before brain has healed from initial concussion

  An athlete who is recovering from a concussion but who has not yet fully recovered is at risk for a rare, but usually fatal, condition called second impact syndrome

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in What's New, Top Stories, Treatment & Management May 11, 2015
  • Lindsey Straus

    Author: Lindsey Straus is an award-winning youth sports journalist, practicing attorney, and has been Senior Editor of SmartTeams since its launch as MomsTEAM in August 2000. She can be reached at lbartonstraus@MomsTEAM.com.

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Concussions Hurt Academic Learning And Performance of Children and Teens

Recommends targeted school-based management to mitigate effects, reduce student and parent concerns, and lower risk of prolonged recovery .

Student-athletes who experience lingering concussion symptoms and their parents worry more about the negative effect of concussion on learning and school performance, report more school-related problems, and more classes posing difficulty than

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Treatment & Management, Concussion Essentials May 8, 2015
  • Lindsey Straus

    Author: Lindsey Straus is an award-winning youth sports journalist, practicing attorney, and has been Senior Editor of SmartTeams since its launch as MomsTEAM in August 2000. She can be reached at lbartonstraus@MomsTEAM.com.

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Return to Play After Concussion Is Step-By-Step Process

Protocol should only commence after concussion symptoms clear and student-athlete is no longer on any academic accommodations

According to the most recent international consensus statement on concussion in sport (1), return to play (RTP) after a child or teen suffers a sport concussion should be a step-by-step, graduated,

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