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Students With Concussions Need to Take Timeout from School

New guidelines from The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) say kids need to take a time out before returning to school after a concussion.

In issuing the new guidelines, the AAP says mental and physical rest are key for kids following such injuries.

In some concussed students, the symptoms may linger for some time and can trigger long-term academic and social difficulties. If not caught in time, the problem can impact the student’s entire academic career.

A recent study conducted by the emergency room physicians at Cincinnati Children’s says that from 2002-2011, ER visits of concussed children soared by 92 percent. The study also revealed that the number of children and teens admitted to the hospital for concussions also increased.

Read more about the study.

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