Concussions could interfere with school work - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Concussions could interfere with school work

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Concussions are common occurrences in athletics. Experts recommend any player who suffers a head injury rest up.

Now a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics finds a concussion should not only take student athletes out of play, it could also keep some of them out of school.

Authors of the report say young people who suffer from concussions can appear physically normal in class, but when it comes to school work, they may have trouble learning new things and remembering what they learned. Researchers also warn returning to school too quickly after a head injury could worsen the symptoms of a concussion.

Studies show it usually takes about three weeks for a school-aged athlete to recover from a concussion. The new report recommends if symptoms to the concussion are severe, some children may need to stay home from school within that time period.

If the symptoms are mild, parents may consider sending their child back to school, with a few adjustments to their schedule. In all cases, the length of time should be discussed with the child's pediatrician.

Copyright 2013 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved. 

  • HealthMore>>

  • The time is right to take advantage of these Apple Watch deals for May 2018

    The time is right to take advantage of these Apple Watch deals for May 2018

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 8:05 AM EDT2018-05-01 12:05:09 GMT
    The Apple Watch has surged to prominence in recent years. If you're in the market for an iOS wearable, we've sniffed out the best Apple Watch deals available right now for all three models of this great smartwatch.More >>
    The Apple Watch has surged to prominence in recent years. If you're in the market for an iOS wearable, we've sniffed out the best Apple Watch deals available right now for all three models of this great smartwatch.More >>
  • The creator of Internet Explorer wants to read your mind with a bracelet

    The creator of Internet Explorer wants to read your mind with a bracelet

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:15:03 GMT
    The idea of controlling a computer with your thoughts sounds amazing. A New York startup called CRTL-Labs has created a non-invasive device they claim will make this an everyday reality.More >>
    The idea of controlling a computer with your thoughts sounds amazing. A New York startup called CRTL-Labs has created a non-invasive device they claim will make this an everyday reality.More >>
  • The best fitness trackers

    The best fitness trackers

    Saturday, May 5 2018 8:20 AM EDT2018-05-05 12:20:24 GMT
    Looking for your first fitness tracker, or an upgrade to the one you're already wearing? There are plenty of the wrist-worn gadgets available from companies like Garmin, Apple, and Fitbit but it's hard to know...More >>
    Looking for your first fitness tracker, or an upgrade to the one you're already wearing? There are plenty of the wrist-worn gadgets available from companies like Garmin, Apple, and Fitbit but it's hard to know which are...More >>
Powered by Frankly