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Concussion Treatment and Second-Impact Syndrome

Many parents wonder if it is safe for their child to continue playing football, soccer or other sports after suffering a head injury/concussion. A common question we get in the Concussion Program clinic is, “How many concussions are too many before we decide that this may not be the best sport for my child?”

Parents should be aware of the potential for second impact syndrome, which is a rare catastrophic event that can occur in young athletes. Second impact syndrome occurs after one has suffered a concussion and while still symptomatic from that injury suffers a second blow to the head, neck, or body. This second injury can potentially cause significant swelling around the brain and lead to severe neurological deficits or even death.

Read more about concussions and what families should do in the full article by Dr. Aaron J. Provance from Children’s Hospital Colorado.

November 18, 2015 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.