Preventing Concussions in Children During Summer Sports Activities

A concussion is a potentially dangerous brain injury that is common to high-contact sports such as football. This brief video animation shows how a concussion happens and what effects it has on the brain.

Concussion usually only results in mild symptoms such as a temporary headache or loss of consciousness, but medical studies show that repeated or severe injuries can affect cognition and motor skills. A helmet can reduce the likelihood and severity of a concussion, but it is essential to have a medical inspection at any signs of persistent concussion symptoms.

When your child needs high-quality medical attention following a sports injury, Mountain View Hospital is available to provide timely and individualized medical care. Just contact our 24-Hour Consult-A-Nurse service at (702) 233-5474 to schedule an appointment.

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