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Falls Sports Means Increase in Concussions: Dr. Anne Russo from TOSH offers tips to prevent, treat and recognize concussions.

9/15/2013

DR. ANNE RUSSO FROM TOSH – THE ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALTY HOSPITAL DISCUSSES HOW TO PROPERLY DEAL WITH POTENTIAL CONCUSSIONS 


WHAT: 
With fall sports underway across the nation, medical experts and trainers are urging parents and coaches to be aware of the serious consequences of youngsters playing sports who suffer concessions and other brain injuries to ensure that young athletes are being treated and cared for in the most effective way. 

A concussion is a brain injury and needs to be taken seriously. It's estimated that 53% of high school athletes have sustained a concussion before participation in high school sports, and 36% of collegiate athletes have a history of multiple concussions. Some studies have shown that girls are more likely than their male counterparts to sustain a concussion, and they tend to have more symptoms and require more time to recover. How can caregivers do what’s best for children when it comes to concussions? 

WHO: 
Dr. Anne Russo is a neuropsychologist at TOSH – The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Murray. She will provide helpful tips for preventing concussions and the best ways to treat and recognize head when they happen. Please CG as follows: Dr. Anne Russo TOSH – The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital 

WHEN: 
Wednesday, September 18, from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MDT
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