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#43 - Concussion Myth #1: Sports Injuries are the leading cause of concussions

Following up from last week, it’s time to jump into some of the biggest concussion myths. Myth #1 sports injuries are the leading cause of concussions.

Sports concussions, especially concussions in youth sports, are a hot topic in the media. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a head injury can occur outside of athletics too. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the number one cause of concussions followed by car accidents. This puts anyone at risk for a head injury, not just athletes who play contact sports.

You can protect yourself by learning the signs and symptoms of a concussion. This will help you know when to seek medical help if you suffer a blow to the head.

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