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Health Tip: Know the Signs of Concussion

-- A jarring and forceful blow to the head can result in a brain injury called a concussion.

The American Academy of Family Physicians lists the following warning signs of concussion, which should be evaluated as soon as possible by a doctor:

  • Headache.
  • Difficulty seeing.
  • Dizziness.
  • Difficulty concentrating, memory loss or confusion.
  • Problems retaining balance.
  • Nausea.
  • Ringing in the ears.
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Posted: September 2008