The Concussion Discussion - Paige Havens

Paige Havens

As concussion research continues to expand beyond athletes and sports injuries, there is growing evidence that these traumatic brain injuries are linked to a multitude of populations that experience a complete change in life trajectory as a result of undiagnosed or improperly treated injuries. Traumatic brain injury is associated with multiple, often overwhelming, challenges that can derail the person’s efforts to live a healthy, productive life.

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Paige Havens

It’s one thing to have medical personnel on site at an athletic event, but it’s another when they are all synched up with an action plan in place to react should a medical emergency happen. That’s why you need to make sure that medical teams at your athletic associations are conducting official Medical Time Outs (MTOs).

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Paige Havens

The Center for Disease Control recently released a new report to Congress on The Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children. There were some interesting findings that parents need to be keenly aware of.

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Paige Havens

With more than 100 youth athletic associations serving our County, can you imagine how many coaches there are in our community? Some are purely volunteers that step up to help their child’s team, while others have professional training with years of playing experience. Different levels of play require different levels of certifications and licenses.

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Paige Havens

Now there’s a headline you don’t see every day, but this is an important topic for us to discuss as researchers are working each and every day to better understand concussions and the long-term effects of repetitive hits to the body and head. The only way to further this critical research is to provide researchers with brains to study.

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