Author: Karen McAvoy
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Concussions: More than a “Bump on the Head”
(Dec 3rd, 2013)
Karen McAvoy is the Director at the Center for Concussion, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.
In recent years, more attention than ever has turned toward concussions, and parents of young athletes are — and should be — concerned about this often overlooked and underestimated injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), concussion is one of the most commonly reported injuries in children and adolescents who participate in sports and recreation activities, accounting for 65 percent of the concussions treated each year in emergency departments.