Should I call 9-1-1 for someone who may have a concussion?

Every suspected concussion should be treated seriously -- call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.

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How do concussions affect the body?
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Even though a concussion is a mild type of brain injury, it can still cause some major effects on th...
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Should I try and keep a person with a concussion awake?
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No. In fact, the best and first thing to do is give the concussed brain some rest. The brain physiol...
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Are concussions serious?
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How can I tell if a person has a sports-related concussion?
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