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  Health Tip: Concussion Recovery for Children

(HealthDay News) -- A concussion is a brain injury that results from an impact to the head.

While it usually isn't life-threatening, a concussion can cause short-term and long-term problems. Parents and caregivers of concussed children should take an active role in their recovery, the New York State Department of Health says.

The agency suggests:

  • Make sure the child is well rested.
  • Make sure the child avoids high-risk and high-speed activities.
  • Do not give medicine the pediatrician hasn't approved.
  • Share information with those who interact with the child to help them understand the child's needs.

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