For Release: August 13, 2012
Jim Gosky 330.344.6083, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014, email@example.com
Talk focuses on concussion prevention and identification
symptoms of concussion? If you have a school-aged athlete in the family, it's important to know about concussion prevention and identification. Caused by either a direct blow to the head or sudden impact when stopping, those at greatest risk include people whoare under age 18, play a contact sport, have had a previous head injury or concussion, or use poor techniques. Although helmets in contact sports prevent some head injuries, many athletes wearing helmets still get concussions. Concussions, even mild ones, should be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible.
Join Jeff Peiffer, DO, Akron General Sports Medicine, on Monday, August 27, at 6 p.m. at Akron General's Health & Wellness Center – Green, Community Room, 1940 Town Park Boulevard, Uniontown, or Aaron Lear, MD, Akron General Sports Medicine, on Wednesday, August 29, at 7 p.m. at Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library Street, Hudson, for "Concussions – Facing Them Head On." Learn how to identify concussions early on and the new testing that may benefit athletes. Register for one of these free presentations by calling 330-344-AGMC (2462).
Akron General Sports Medicine doctors are trained in identifying and managing concussion for the active high school athlete. Visit akrongeneral.org/sportsmedicine to find an injury clinic with same-day or next-day appointments for all of your athlete's needs.
About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Foundation. Akron General has earned the prestigious National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for 14 out of 16 years. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio and Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit About Us.