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Concussion (cont.)

Concussion Prevention

The use of protective headgear can dramatically decrease the risk of concussion when engaging in any of the following activities:

  • Contact martial arts sports such as boxing, karate, and others
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rollerblading
  • Cycling (bicycles and motorized)
  • Baseball
  • Skateboarding

Always use seatbelts in automobiles.

"Fall proof" your home and your surroundings:

  • Make sure your living space is uncluttered.
  • Make sure furniture is secure and in good repair.
  • Ensure rugs or carpets are safe to walk on and do not slip or slide on the floor.
  • Clean up spills on slippery surfaces immediately and thoroughly.
  • Install window guards and safety gates to prevent falls leading to concussion in children.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/19/2016

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