Healthy Kids Minute: Concussions in young athletes

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Almost every high school has football, a type of sport that’s very physical. “As we increase these types of sports, the number of head injuries will increase,” said Ausim Azizi, chair of neurology at Temple’s School of Medicine. That’s why, along with 37 other states, Pennsylvania has enacted the Safety in Youth Sports Act for the evaluation and treatment of concussions. “There is no hard evidence of concussion. Patients come with a syndrome with symptoms like headache, memory loss and pain in the neck area,” said Azizi.