Health: Ask the Doctor
The sports with the highest incidence of concussions are football, hockey, soccer, and cheerleading. Properly fitting headgear does reduce this. Recognizing the most common symptoms allows quicker diagnosis and management. There is evidence that a history of concussions is a risk factor for future concussions. The most common symptoms include headache, dizziness, disorientation, nausea, vomiting, and changes in vision. It is crucial for parents to encourage their children to report these symptoms and seek medical advice when these events arise.
St. Louis Magazine August 2013 Best Doctor 2013 includes Dr. Jason Young as one of the 1,350 physicians to know as-chosen by their peers. Dr. Young’s name is mentioned on p. 151. This issue has been published and is available to the public.
At the beginning of his second year at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Jason Young enrolled in neuroanatomy, a course that was graded either pass, fail or honors (for students scoring in the top 10 percent).