Doctors are realizing that concussions can smolder in the brain for years with symptoms that are missed, making diagnosis at the time of occurrence all the more important. Yet a new study shows that protocols affecting the most vulnerable—young athletes—often are not followed. Experts explain why, and what people should do when they receive any blow to the head.
- Dr. Kabran Chapek, staff physician, Amen Clinic, Bellevue WA and author, Concussion Rescue: A Comprehensive Program to Heal Traumatic Brain Injury.
- Dr. Ginger Yang, Principal Investigator, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Assoc. Prof. of Pediatrics, The Ohio State Univ. College of Medicine.