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By Kevin Sadler
Parks and Recreation Dept. 

Notes from Town Square: Concussions in youth sports


In response to mounting evidence that concussions have the potential to cause long-term damage and have a devastating effect on young brains, a major focus has been given to concussions in youth sports.

Specifically, causes of concussions, how to prevent them, and what should be done when a child is suspected of suffering a concussion.

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull.

It is important to note that an athlete does not have to lose consciousness to have suffered a concussion. An ind...

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