Category Archive: Concussion

May
21

Headaches in children, Part 1 of 2

Kelley German, MD3

Headaches in Children: Part 1 of 2 Special Feature “Health & Exercise Forum” with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, the 3rd Monday of every month! Guest Columnist: Kelley German, MD3 Kelley German, MD3 is a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and graduated with a …

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Aug
29

Concussions in Football: Part 2 of 2

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Concussions in Football: Part 2 of 2 Guest Contributor: Victoria Wrightson, SPT There is a heightened awareness of concussions in football due to the recent discovery of a degenerative brain disease found during the autopsies of professional football players now known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The Mayo Clinic defines CTE as brain degeneration …

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Aug
22

Concussions in Football: Part 1 of 2

Victoria Wrightson, SPT

CONCUSSIONS IN FOOTBALL: Part 1 of 2 Guest Contributor: Victoria Wrightson, SPT Football fan or not, you have probably heard of the 2015 movie, Concussion, that caused somewhat of a headache (no pun intended) for the NFL. Based on a true story, the movie highlights the discovery of a degenerative brain disease found during the …

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Sep
14

Prevent Concussions in Soccer

New Protective Equipment Available! Fall is not only the time of year for football, but it is soccer season as well. Moreover, concussions are not only associated with football, but with soccer as well. However, new protective equipment may offer a solution.     What is a Concussion? Concussions occur when a person’s brain is …

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May
07

Safely Return to Play after a Concussion

Concussions occur when a person’s brain is violently rocked back and forth inside of the skull because of a blow to the head or neck. Severe concussion, although rare, can lead to brain swelling, blood vessel damage, and even death. There are serious repercussions of early return following even a mild concussion due to the long term effects of multiple mild concussions.