Recovering From A Concussion Takes Time

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By Molly Clifton

Giving your brain a break after a concussion could improve your recovery, according to new research.

A study in the journal Pediatrics looked at concussion patients between the ages of 8 and 23 and how much cognitive activity they got including reading, doing homework and playing video games.

Researchers found young people who taxed their brains after a head injury took about 100 days to recover compared to 20 to 50 days for those who had less cognitive activity.
 



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