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    • What are concussions anddoes it matter if they are diagnosed? By: Nathan Corchis
    • What is a Concussion?  A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by the brain whipping around in the skull. A concussion is a mild brain injury that usually does not last for long-periods of time. It is also the most common head injury. This causes the brain to not function properly. http://www.umm.edu/graphics/images/en/17143.jpg
    • Symptoms of Concussions  Headaches  Dizziness  Nausea  Lack of Concentration  Slurred Speech  Behavioral Change  Passing Out  Loss of Coordination  Memory Losshttp://www.khaleejtimes.ae/images/faint_28nov08.jpg
    • Diagnosed Concussions  A concussion can be much less serious and prevent serious long-term effects if it is diagnosed by a doctor.  It is extremely important to know when you have a concussion.  It is vital to know how to treat concussion because your brain requires rest.  The brain needs rest and time to heal after a diagnosis.
    • Treating Concussions   Cold Towels on Head   Sleep/Rest   No Activity   No Television, Phone, School, Etc… for 2-3 days.   No Physical Contact   Must be cleared by doctor to participate in contact sports to prevent future concussions and long-term effects.http://www.6magazineonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/big_hit_-_football__3_.jpg
    • Undiagnosed Concussions   Undiagnosed Concussions can lead to severe effects like: Second Impact Syndrome, Post Concussion Syndrome, and even death but very rarely.http://www.baynews9.com/images/apimages/Hornets_Cavaliers_Basketball.sff df9b15d0-8142-4405-8196-9ded3d449392.jpg
    • Second Impact Syndrome: This is when the brain swells after a second undiagnosed concussion. SIS is usually fatal or severely disables the victim. The brain loses control over its blood flow. SIS is not common and shows why it is important to take action immediately after the first concussion.http://www.splicetoday.com/vault/posts/0000/1953/boxing_large.jpg?1234151828
    • Post Concussion Syndrome   Post-concussion syndrome is also known as shell shock. PCS is a series of concussion symptoms that can last for weeks, months, or even a year. PCS can be moderate to a severe traumatic brain injury. The symptoms can become very painful if a concussion is not diagnosed and the brain is put to work while injured. http://www.brainandspinalcord.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/brain.jpg
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    • Information  1) http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/traumatic-brain-injury-concussion-overview  2) http://kidshealth.org/teen/safety/first_aid/concussions.html  3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concussion  4) http://tbi.unl.edu/savedTBI/sports/sis.html  5) http://www.relieve-migraine-headache.com/post-concussion-syndrome.html  EXPERTS:  Dr. André Olivier  Dr. Jeffrey Minuk  Dr. Gérard Mohr
    • Standards  Health Literacy/Strand Responsible Behavior HE.912.B.1 Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information, products, and services to enhance health.  Language Arts/Strand Writing Application: LA.910.4.2 Informative  Language Arts/Strand: Communication LA.910.5.2 Listening and Speaking  Language Arts/Strand Information and Media Literacy: LA.910.6.2 Research Process  Language Arts/Strand Information and Media Literacy:LA.910.6.4 Technology