- By Vivien Williams
Mayo Clinic Minute: Back to School Concussion Screening
Everyone 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.
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