1. Play Safe Play Healthy

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    Promo for Play Safe Play Healthy Sports Injury Symposium on Concussions

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    • The Violence of Sports with Tre Johnson and Temeko Richardson

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      Join former Washington Redskins OL Tre Johnson and Temeko Richardson on this segment on The Violence of Sports. As a society contact sports have always brought more interest by the fans and thereby, more monetary benefit for the professional teams. But who benefits from the violence of sports when athletes are retiring and reporting concussions, headaches, and memory loss? And what message should this send to the increasing population of fans who crave for these contact sports?

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      • Equestrian Connection

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        Western Junior Whitney Fleming has been riding horses her entire life and is now the WWU Equestrian Team president. Unlike other Western club sport teams, they feed, clean and ride teammates that can be 1,200 pounds and don’t speak a human language. By reading horses’ body language and working to build relationships with their mounts, they are able to overcome these boundaries to prevent injuries like concussions and compete effectively. This video was shot, edited and produced by Western Washington University Journalism students Brooke Warren, Jordan Whitford and Mindon Win. Special thanks to Whitney Fleming and the WWU Equestrian Team.

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        • College Athletes Missing Class

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          A student reporting project from Kent State University's computer-assisted reporting class.

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          • Spinal Cord - A Head’s Up Injury

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            With so much focus on sports concussions, another athletic injury is striking less of a chord: damage to the upper, or cervical, spine. “We probably see more cervical spinal cord here than anything,” says Dr. Dean Lin, neurosurgeon with Lee Memorial Health System. Dr. Lin finds spinal cord injuries among the most catastrophic. While players generally recover from injuries like a broken bone, cervical spine injuries involve collisions of the head and neck and can cause a lifetime of damage. “The problem with spinal cord is you have a very densely packed structure, about a centimeter in diameter, where a lot of nerves travel. Anything that damages that amount of tissue can result in a catastrophic injury,” says Dr. Lin. Sports injuries make up about 12% of cases, especially ones involving people between the ages of 15 and 35. If it happens in the field of play, the wrong move could result in paralysis. “Anytime we all see football injuries, hockey injuries on the field, the first thing they do is clear the field no one moves the patient. They put a collar around their neck before they let them do anything at all,” says Dr. Lin. In best scenarios, the spinal cord injury is considered ‘incomplete’ as opposed to totally severed, which means there is no chance of function. The partial injury often involves nerve compression swelling. So with treatment, it takes time, often a long time, to gauge the amount of recovery. “The problem with nerve tissue like spinal cord and brain - that heals very, very slowly. And that’s why I tell people we won’t know for possibly up to a year how much better you’re going to get,” says Dr. Lin. These injuries, while small in number nationwide, are on the rise. Leading to the importance of being head’s up about the risks. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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            • CONCUSSIONS: Who should make the call?

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              Bart Grelinger, MD, a Wichita neurologist and chairman of the Kansas Sports Concussion Partnership, presents a 3-minute overview about the risks and treatments of concussions.

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              • Dr. Erickson-Adams - Medical Minute - Concussions

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                Courtney Erickson-Adams, MD discusses concussion, its symptoms, and treatment including cognitive and mental rest and physical rest.

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                • How high school athletes deal with concussions

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                  Despite reports on the dangers of concussions and in the wake of recent lawsuits against the NFL for illnesses related to head injuries, even high school athletes feel pressured to hide their injuries in order to get back in the game. Hari Sreenivasan and PBS NewsHour's network of Student Reporting Labs explore how concussions in football have affected high school players.

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                  • High School Athletic Trainers Key in Concussion Management

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                    Even with today's emphasis on keeping student-athletes safe, still only about half of all high schools in the U.S. have a certified athletic trainer on staff. Athletic Business' editor in chief Dennis Van Milligen explains why athletic trainers are a vital component to today's high school athletic scene.

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                    • Are new concussion rules really protecting young players?

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                      Students in South Carolina investigate how doctors, coaches, therapists and youth athletes are reacting to new concussion rules.

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