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  • 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

  • Lindsey Straus

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

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