Archbold Hosts Health Talk on Sports Related Concussions

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Archbold Hosts Health Talk on Sports Related Concussions

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Every year, doctors diagnose more than a million concussion cases in the United States. Those most likely to suffer such a brain injury include adolescents ages 15 to 19.

And, many of those injuries result from sports activities.

No matter what sport your child plays, you can help protect them from serious brain injury. It’s important to make sure your child wears a helmet and other protective sports equipment, and equally important that you are able to recognize the signs of a concussion early.

As part of Archbold Memorial Hospital’s continuing free community lecture series, Health Talk, emergency medicine physician Clark Connell, MD, FACEP, will present, “Sports Related Concussions: What Every Parent Should Know,” on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

Connell will discuss brain injury basics, including recommended preventative measures, the symptoms parents should be able to recognize and treatment options available.

Dr. Connell is board certified in emergency medicine and practices in the Archbold Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. He is also the medical director of South Georgia Emergency Medicine Associates.

To learn more about sports related concussions, please attend this Health Talk. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. and be held in the Williams Auditorium at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Dinner will be served. Preregistration is requested; call 229-227-5140 or click here.