• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Back to School Concussion Screening

August 26, 2016

athletes on soccer sports field holding injured heads, perhaps concussionsEveryone is at risk of getting a concussion. Those most at risk are kids on the playing field. If a child gets a concussion, removing him or her from play is a key part of treatment and recovery. To combat concussions, Mayo Clinic experts have developed a screening program that involves testing brain function skills, such as memory, reaction time and recall, before the sports season begins. Then, if concussions happen, retesting can determine when it's safe to return to the game.

Reporter Vivien Williams talks to sports medicine specialist Dr. Jennifer Maynard about concussion screening.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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