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Bringing awareness to the prevention and treatment of concussions

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Welcome to aHead of the Game®!

In 2012 there were 163,670 young athletes seen in the emergency department for a concussion, which is more than 8 percent of the 1.35 million youth sports-related injuries reported to the emergency department. This means that every three minutes a child is seen in the emergency department for a sports-related concussion.1 

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to rapidly move back and forth. Even a minor bump or blow to the head can be serious if not properly treated, especially if a person suffers multiple concussions over a period of time.

Concussions can occur in any sport or recreational activity. If a concussion is not treated properly and the athlete returns to play too quickly, she or he is susceptible to second-impact syndrome, a condition in which a second head injury – even if less severe – can compound the first.

aHead of the Game® is an initiative to raise awareness on the risks of concussions and other head injuries in youth sports. Through greater awareness and education, we want to help coaches, parents and young athletes learn signs and symptoms of concussions, seek proper treatment and follow appropriate return to play protocols to avoid the significant dangers of multiple concussions.

Bring On Healthier, Longer Lives: AIG’s Commitment To Prevention

Whether making hospitals safer for patients, construction sites like the World Trade Center safer for workers or helping parents avoid concussion injuries at the little league ballpark, AIG is committed to helping prevent injuries from happening.  For more information  AIG's Commitment to Prevention, visit www.aig.com/us/prevention.  It is a place to share research, experiences and solutions – along with the experts that make better tomorrows a reality – so that we can take informed steps to prevent injuries together.

1. Ferguson RW. Safe Kids Worldwide Analysis of Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) data, 2013.

For more information about the accident insurance solutions we offer for amateur sports, recreational organizations and educational institutions, please contact aheadofthegame@aig.com.

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