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  • Mar 2015

    Meet Your New Advocates in Concussion Care

    Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are traditionally found at the sidelines where they serve as the first line of medical treatment in an emergency situation, and are equipped to assess for injuries such as concussions or ACL tears on the spot. But how are ATC's taking concussion treatment along with their unique skill set to the next
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  • Mar 2015

    Concussion: Did You Know?

    In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month we are posting facts about concussion. Did you know a concussion is considered a form of traumatic brain injury? Read more concussion facts here and help spread awareness about this silent injury.
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  • Feb 2015

    A Parent's Action Plan for Concussion

    If you suspect your child has suffered a concussion during a game, do you know what to do? Check out our 4-step action plan for parents, and remember; never return your child or athlete to a game until cleared by a medical professional with concussion experience!
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  • Feb 2015

    How Much Rest is Best?

    Most parents who have had a child with a concussion know the drill--turn off the TV, take the phone, and try to convince a normally active child to do nothing. Typically 1-2 days of strict rest is recommended, followed by a gradual return to normal activity. Now imagine this tug of war over a longer
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  • Jan 2015

    Concussion Information for Parents

    If you're a parent, then you're constantly on the job. You do your best to protect your kids from injury, you take care of them after they do inevitably get injured and then you remind them about how you were right when you told them that jumping off that second story porch onto the trampoline
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  • Jan 2015

    Ask the Physician: Dr. Franks on Sports Concussions

    What are the most important signs to look for? The most common presenting signs of concussion are headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, problems with sound, problems with light, and problems with balance and/or coordination. Patients also may not respond to questions appropriately. Patients may look dazed or confused. If any of these signs are present, they
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  • Dec 2014

    4 Reasons Why Skateboarding Concussions Are a Bigger Threat Than You Thought

    When we think about children and concussions, we generally think about football. The standard concussion graphic usually involves a brain getting jostled around inside of a football helmet (presumably after another helmet has smashed into it). But as dangerous as football can be, it comes with several built-in precautions. It's a regulated sport that involves
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  • Dec 2014

    Mystified by Her Head Problems

    Melissa Dribben from the Philadelphia Inquirer reports on one woman's journey to discover the source of her mystery headache. "One crisp morning during the fall of 2011, a 52-year-old operating-room nurse in Collegeville was walking her shih tzu when a neighbor's dog attacked them. The woman was pulled off her feet and slammed to the
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