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How do concussions affect children and adults differently?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The symptoms of a concussion and its affect on the body are not different for children or adults. However, those who have suffered a concussion in the past are more likely to experience one in the future, so follow your doctor's guidelines for getting back into sports and activities. Children should always wear appropriate safety equipment when playing sports or engaging in physical activities.

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