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The brain needs time to rest following trauma

NPR has produced a story on the need for the brain to rest following a concussion.

A few months ago, Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced that troops near a bomb blast must be removed from combat for 24 hours and must be checked for traumatic brain before returning to combat.

The piece goes on to discuss the changes that occur in the brain following a concussion and the slow healing process which must be allowed to take place before the brain is subject to further trauma.

Read and listen to the full story: Football's Brain Injury Lessons Head To Battlefield



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