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Concussions: A New Way of Thinking

October 10, 2013

Football is a rite of passage for many Western Pennsylvania high school students. But along with the opportunities, camaraderie and other benefits of the sport comes the risk of injury. Concussion rates have doubled in the past decade. Is it because of more traumas on the field, or better diagnoses? This documentary shows how local sports programs and the Pittsburgh medical community are working to keep football players and other young athletes safe and healthy.


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Football is a rite of passage for many Western Pennsylvania high school students. But along with the opportunities, camaraderie and other benefits of the sport comes the risk of injury. Concussion rates have doubled in the past decade. Is it because of more traumas on the field, or better diagnoses? This documentary shows how local sports programs and the Pittsburgh medical community are working to keep football players and other young athletes safe and healthy.


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UPMC Sports Medicine Concussions Program

Allegheny Health Network unveils concussion diagnostic device - PG article

 


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