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Doctors more concerned about kids' repeat concussions

Studies show recovery from second concussion longer if it follows soon after a first

11:29 AM, Jul. 5, 2013
Lea Lewis Lepiarz, 10, was flipping around the higher of the uneven parallel bars when her fingers slipped. Instead of continuing a graceful arc around the bar, Lea crashed headfirst to the ground, as her mother, Lisa, watched in horror. The accident left Lea with a concussion ? feeling headachy and unable to do her usual activities for two weeks.
Lea Lewis Lepiarz, 10, was flipping around the higher of the uneven parallel bars when her fingers slipped. Instead of continuing a graceful arc around the bar, Lea crashed headfirst to the ground, as her mother, Lisa, watched in horror. The accident left Lea with a concussion ? feeling headachy and unable to do her usual activities for two weeks.
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Lea Lewis Lepiarz, 10, of Brooklyn, was swinging around the higher of the uneven parallel bars when her fingers slipped. Instead of continuing a graceful arc around the bar, Lea crashed headfirst to the ground, as her mother, Lisa Lewis, watched in horror.

Lea got back up, and everyone breathed a sigh of relief. But the next morning she woke up feeling lousy, and an hour into the school day, Lea was at the nurse's office, complaining of nausea, dizziness and headache. She was later diagnosed with a concussion and told to give her body and brain a rest for a week. That week stretched into two, as her ...

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