Protecting athletes from concussion

As high school sports begin this fall, parents should be aware of concussion symptoms and prepared for medical costs.

(KVLY) With high school sports starting up again, it can be helpful for parents to know the signs and symptoms of a concussion and to make sure their insurance will cover potential costs of concussion treatment.

Concussions can be common among high school athletes, but they are both dangerous and expensive.

“Especially if we have to go to the neuro-psych department, helping them with relearning and getting assessment of memory loss or memory retraining. It can be very expensive,” Brad Reed, Sanford Health Athletic Training Manger, said.

Luckily, high school athlete Carter Howell says the dangers of concussions are frequently communicated all the student athletes.

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