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It has become increasingly evident that concussions -- injuries to the brain caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that can change the way your brain normally works -- can cause serious long-term neurological damage, particularly for athletes participating in high-impact contact sports.

Read more about how awareness of the signs and symptoms can help athletic trainers, coaches and parents to get the most effective treatment for concussions, and allow athletes to return to activity in a healthy way. Also, learn more about neuropsychological testing and baseline testing, and who is most at risk of returning to normal athletic activity too soon.

Learn more at Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann.