Concussions are not dings to the head; they are traumatic brain injuries and should be treated seriously and appropriately. The CDC offers a toolkit of basic information to help everyone know how to treat a TBI.
Click here to learn about the CDC's Toolkit.
Richard Ellenbogen, MD is a University of Washington professor and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery. He is chief and attending of neurological surgery, Harborview Medical Center and the co-chair of the NFL's Head, Neck, and Spine Committee.
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