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.

Published: 2018-06-12 15:17
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.

Published: 2018-03-28 15:17
Paige Havens

Does your workplace wellness program include concussion awareness and prevention? If not, it’s time to give that strong consideration. When concussions happen, employees could be out of work for an extended period of time and will often require special accommodations upon returning to work. Concussion recovery can be a slow, tedious process. Are you prepared to offer the kind of support a concussed employee might need to make a full recovery?

Published: 2018-02-10 15:17
Paige Havens

In the sports world, there’s quite a buzz about CTE, so I think it’s something we should chat about it. Recent medical studies released have parents paying closer attention to this discussion and asking questions about the well being of their children that play youth sports. Let’s take a look at what CTE is and what we know about it.

Published: 2017-12-21 12:52
Paige Havens

Recently I wrote about the vision developing at Gwinnett Medical Center to launch the nation’s first mobile concussion care-a-van. In November the plan was put into motion and on August 16, 2017, it was officially unveiled. It truly was a moment in history that we need to mark.

Published: 2017-09-01 15:17
Paige Havens

Ongoing research continues to reveal that gender may actually be a risk factor for injury and/or influence injury severity when it comes to concussion. Female athletes suffer more concussions than men in the sports that both play, with an injury rate 50 percent higher. Boys and girls play by the same rules, using the same equipment, on the same fields, yet girls have higher concussion rates than boys.

Published: 2017-08-17 15:17