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18 APPENDIX IX Understanding Concussion, Beginning on July 1, 2013 Public Acts 342 and 343 (Concussion Laws) will go into effect in the State of Michigan. These laws require all levels of schools and youth sports organizations to educate and train staff, notify parents/guardians of the law, and monitor all possible youth concussions or head injuries. As acknowledgement that you have been provided this information, a signature will be required on the OHS Registration Card. Some Common Symptoms Headache Pressure in the Head Nausea/Vomiting Dizziness Balance Problems Double Vision Blurry Vision Sensitive to Light Sensitive to Noise Sluggishness Haziness Fogginess Grogginess Poor Concentration Memory Problems Confusion “Feeling  Down” Not  “Feeling  Right” Feeling Irritable Slow Reaction Time Sleep Problems WHAT IS A CONCUSSION? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by a fall, bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. A concussion can be caused by a shaking, spinning or a sudden stopping and starting of the head. Even a “ding,”   “getting   your   bell   rung,”   or   what   seems   to   be   a   mild   bump   or   blow   to   the   head   can   be   serious.     A   concussion  can  happen  even  if  you  haven’t  been  knocked  out. You  can’t  see   a  concussion.    Signs and symptoms of concussions can show up right after th