Concussion Awareness

May 6, 2013 9:49:07 AM PDT
A new film is raising awareness of concussions. Inspired by events from the book "Head Games," the film version contrasts eye-opening evidence and cutting-edge science on head trauma from the nation's leading medical experts with first-hand accounts from athletes, coaches and parents who must tread the difficult balance between sports excellence and basic self-preservation.

"Head Games" exposes viewers to one of the leading public health issues of our time, raising the question "How much are you willing to lose for a game?" Executive Producer, Steve Devick was the creator of the King-Devick test which is increasingly being used as a sideline test for concussions. Devick and young soccer player, Mary Rounce and her mother Laura chat about the film and the issue facing more and more families with young athletes.

"Head Games" is available for download on Amazon Video and iTunes.

(information courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Most people with a concussion recover quickly and fully. But for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer. In general, recovery may be slower among older adults, young children, and teens. Those who have had a concussion in the past are also at risk of having another one and may find that it takes longer to recover if they have another concussion.

  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Fuzzy or blurry vision
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to noise or light
  • Balance problems
  • Feeling tired, having no energy

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