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At Strong4Life, created by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, our doctors, nutritionists and wellness experts create fun, easy ways to help your kids eat, move and live healthier. From picky eaters to passionate gamers, we have a slew of simple tips by experts who understand, because we’re parents, too.
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Visit our portal to access videos and information that can help you understand how to better manage concussions.
The Concussion Program, led by Medical Director Andrew Reisner, M.D., offers a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of concussions.
Several teams at Children's work together to treat concussion patients. Learn more about our approach.
Parents: Avoid long commutes by receiving specialist care in your community via telemedicine. Ask your child's doctor about options.
If you suspect your child has a concussion, talk to your primary care doctor.
In case of an urgent concern or emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away.
Children with a concussion or head injury should not return to sports or recreational activities in the same day or while experiencing any lingering or persisting symptoms.
Download our step-by-step return to school and activities guidelines.
Download our workout diary (En español) to track the return-to-play.
Our Sports Medicine Medical Director, David Marshall, M.D., knows that not all sports are created equal, so he created return to play guidelines unique to each of these popular sports.
Concussion Signs and Symptoms
Concussions are serious. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of a concussion. There are many signs associated with a concussion and your child may not show any symptoms until a few days after the head injury.
Concussions: Cognitive Rest and Return to School
If you child has a concussion, the doctor may keep your child from sports, school or other activities. Depending on how severe the concussion is, treatment may last for days, weeks or months. Recovery time differs for each situation. Limit brain activity to keep concussion signs from coming back or getting worse.
Concussions: Return to Play
A concussion can happen anytime, anywhere—on the field, on the playground or at home. Concussions and head injuries should be taken seriously, and treated by a team of professionals trained in the management of concussions. Children's pediatric-trained team is experienced in treating babies, children and teenagers with mild to severe head injuries.
View our guidelines on recognizing a concussion injury, recovering from it and returning to normal activity.
Bret was tackled by a much larger football player. He complained of a headache and sleepiness for the rest of the night and, two days later, his pupils were dilated and he was feeling nauseated.
His mom knew the symptoms of a concussion and took him to Children's for treatment.
View our online portal that provides access to videos and downloads that help explain what happens to a child or teen who suffers a concussion, and how to safely get them back to normal activities.
Learn more about how Children's helps to treat concussions.
Keep these safety tips in mind to help prevent your child from getting a concussion.
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