WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Concussions are nothing to fool with and we're finding out that a serious bump to the head can lead to long-lasting health problems if not addressed as Holly Firfer explains in today's Health Minute. }}" />

   
 
 
Health Minute Talks About Concussions And School

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 11/3/2013 Concussions are nothing to fool with. We're finding out that a serious bump to the head can lead to long-lasting health problems if not addressed. That means, if you're an athlete with a concussion, you need to be off the field until you mend. And if you're a student athlete, you may need to stay out of the classroom for awhile as well. Here's Holly Firfer with today's Health Minute. Concussions are common occurrences in athletics. And, experts recommend any player who suffers a head injury rest up. Now, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics finds a concussion should not only take student-athletes out of play, it could also keep some of them out of school. Authors of the report say young people who suffer from concussions can appear physically normal in class, but when it comes to school work, they may have trouble learning new things and remembering what they learned. Researchers also warn returning to school too quickly after a head injury could worsen the symptoms of a concussion. Studies show it usually takes about three weeks for a school-aged athlete to recover from a concussion. The new report recommends if symptoms to the concussion are severe, some children may need to stay home from school within that time period. If the symptoms are mild, parents may consider sending their child back to school with a few adjustments to their schedule. In all cases, the length of time should be discuess with the child's pediatrician.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The city of Shelby held their second annual Night of Christmas Magic, bringing festive cheer with a parade, a decorative train, and activities. Full Story
Image1 The United Way of Crawford County held a special "celebrity chef" benefit at Galion's Varsity Grille. Full Story
 
Image1 The Mansfield Art Center's Holiday Fair began this weekend, bringing with it a variety of fresh paintings, sculptures and more. Full Story
Image1 A High Wind WARNING has been issued. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

High Wind WARNING

Cafe on Main holds Breakfast with Santa

No criminal charges in shooting by Richland Co. Deputies

More News