New report on concussions suggest student-athletes should take some time off from school as well as sports

New report on concussions suggest student-athletes should take some time off from school as well as sports
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POSTED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 8:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 8:34pm

New recommendations out this week for any student-athlete with a concussion - doctors say staying off the field may not be enough.

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending students stay home from school.

There's no way to tell how long it will take someone to recover from a concussion, so even if their headaches go away, they may still have trouble concentrating, and they could get dizzy.

Local doctors say the time off is a good idea.

"The idea is that whatever's causing the symptoms to be there, you take 'em away. You give the brain time to heal,” stated neurologist Dr. Glenn Kidder, “so I think that it is certainly reasonable in some cases to do that."

Kidder said there aren't many completed studies about concussions, so we'll learn a lot more about how to treat them and prevent them in the next few years.

  

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