Children’s head of the Safe Concussion Outcome and Recovery Education (SCORE) Program, Gerard Gioia, explained his motto to the Washington Post: when it comes head injuries – “when in doubt, sit them out.”
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A mild traumatic brain injury or concussion is a disruption in the function of the brain as a result of a forceful blow to the head, either direct or indirect. Learn more about this condition.
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