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Concussions

  • Brain and Nervous System Brain and Nervous System

    If the brain is a central computer that controls all the functions of the body, then the nervous system is like a network that relays messages back and forth to different parts of the body. Find out how they work in this Body Basics article.

  • Concussions Concussions

    How can you tell if you have a concussion? What should you do? And what's going to happen with sports and school? The facts are all on this site for teens.

  • Concussions: Alex's Story Concussions: Alex's Story

    Alex plays high school football, track, basketball, and lacrosse. He's had two concussions. Here, he talks about his experience and what he learned.

  • Concussions: Getting Better Concussions: Getting Better

    All body parts take time to heal, even brains.This article for teens has tips on what doctors often recommend to help people heal from a concussion.

  • Concussions: What Do You Know? (Quiz) Concussions: What Do You Know? (Quiz)

    Anyone can get a concussion, so it helps to know what to look for and what to do. Take our quiz and test your concussion knowledge.

  • Concussions: What to Do Concussions: What to Do

    In a concussion, the brain shifts inside the skull. This can cause a sudden - but usually temporary - disruption in a person's ability to function properly and feel well. Here's what to do if you suspect a concussion.

  • School and Concussions School and Concussions

    A concussion can affect you at school because it's a type of brain injury. Doing schoolwork and being in a classroom can sometimes make things worse. Here's what to know about school and concussions.

  • Sports and Concussions Sports and Concussions

    As long as people play sports, there will be concussions from time to time. Find out how to protect yourself and what to do if you get a concussion playing sports.

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