Does your child play soccer or football? What to know about concussions

We Latinos love football and soccer. However, each of those games is associated with the risk of concussion. One million Americans have concussions annually.  A concussion is a traumatic brain injury when the brain hits the inside of the skull from the force of a hit.

NBC Latino Contributor Dr. Joe Sirven has tips to help you recognize when your child has a concussion and how to help them recover.

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Dr. Joseph Sirven is a first-generation Cuban-American. He is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and was past Director of Education for Mayo Clinic Arizona. He is editor-in-chief of epilepsy.com and has served U.S. and global governmental agencies including the Institute of Medicine, NASA, FAA, NIH and CDC.

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