Hosts Free Dinner to Promote Concussion Awareness
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[September 03, 2014]
LINCOLN - When the head moves rapidly
back and forth it may cause a mild form of traumatic brain injury
called a concussion. Concussions are very serious injuries with
potentially catastrophic effects and can occur in any sport or
physical activity. It’s important that coaches, parents, and
athletes learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a
While most people with concussions recover quickly,
the symptoms can sometimes last for days, weeks or longer. According
to the Center for Disease Control, recovery may be slower among
older adults, young children and teens. Those who have had a
concussion in the past are also at risk of having another one and
may find it takes longer to recover if they have another concussion.
And one of the most important parts of recovery is knowing when it’s
time to return to your usual routine or sport.
Memorial SportsCare at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is doing
its part to inform the community about concussions. A free
Guzzardo’s dinner will be served at 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 9th
in the Lincoln Community High School cafeteria. Athletes, coaches
and their families are highly encouraged to attend the “After
Practice Huddle” but the event is open to the public.
Dinner will be served promptly at 5:30pm and will feature short
presentations by two experts in the field. John Watson, MD of the
Orthopedic Center of Illinois and Devin Spears, MS, ATC, PES, Lead
Athletic Trainer at Memorial SportsCare will present the latest
findings in concussion management and prevention.
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To RSVP for the event, please call ALMH at 217-605-5008.
This event is being funded by a grant from the Illinois Critical
Access Hospital Network. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, an
affiliate of Memorial Health System, is a 25-bed critical access
hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive. For more information
about ALMH, visit www.ALMH.org
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