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William Levine, MD, believes in teamwork — both for the athletes he treats and to answer big questions about concussion “Traumatic brain injury. Period. End of story.” That’s how Dr. William Levine describes “concussion” to the student-athletes he treats as Head Team Physician at Columbia University, in order to help them understand the gravity of […]
Very few medical institutions have specialized concussion teams in place. Fewer have a standardized approach to treatment. Lawrence C. Newman, MD, FAHS, wants to change that.
ICS President John Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP, speaks on his goals for the future of the Society and what every health care provider should know about concussion.
The signs and symptoms of a concussion aren’t always easy to detect—especially in other people. Though most concussion symptoms appear within minutes, some might take hours or even days to present, and are often subtle and might not be obvious to a bystander.
Ongoing headache military personnel are common. Alan Finkel, MD, FAAN, FAHS, explains why soldiers ignore concussion symptoms and delay treatment.
Concussion symptoms aren’t always visible and don’t always present immediately. But noticing signs of a concussion is crucial in children, as their brains are more susceptible to concussions because they are still growing. Here is everything you, as a parent, should know about concussions.
Concussions are a form of traumatic head injury caused by a bump or blow to the head, or even a subtle, sharp jolt. While their symptoms can seem minor or take some time to appear, concussions carry serious risks and can have long-lasting side effects.
Correctly identifying a concussion and responding appropriately is uniquely challenging because there are few visible symptoms. Because concussions are complex and can be difficult to diagnose, schools and athletic programs may be ill-equipped to recognize and treat them.
For Ken Shubin Stein, Chairman Emeritus of the International Concussion Society Board of Directors, concussions are a personal matter. As a result, he has pledged to dedicate the next phase of his professional career to advocating for concussion treatment and research.