Upstate News

July 12, 2000
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

University Hospital offers free guide about concussions and brain injury

A blow or jolt to the head can cause a type of mild brain injury called a concussion or a closed head injury. Doctors may describe these injuries as mild because concussions are usually not life threatening. Even so, the effects of a concussion can be serious.

University Hospital is offering a free guide that explains the symptoms and recovery process of a concussion. Titled “Facts About Concussion and Brain Injury: Where to Get Help,” the brochure provides resources for getting help when needed.

Some symptoms of a concussion are:

  • Persistent low-grade headaches;
  • Having more trouble than usual remembering things, concentrating, or making decisions;
  • Feeling tired all the time;
  • Feeling sad, anxious, or listless; and
  • Becoming easily irritated for little or no reason.

For a free copy of the brochure, contact Health Connections at Upstate Medical University at 315-464-8668.

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