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Lourdes Hospital Brings Concussion Seminar To Maine-Endwell

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Binghamton, N.Y. - Lourdes Hospital visited Maine-Endwell Middle School to present a seminar on the severity of concussions.

The seminar covered a variety of topics regarding concussions.

  • What is a concussion?
  • What are the signs and symptoms?
  • How a concussion is treated.
  • The future of concussion treatment.
  • How can concussions be prevented?

Falls are in fact the leading causes of concussions, however, sports is right behind being one of the biggest causes for concussions. According to the CDC, concussions have doubled throughout the last 10 years and have risen 200 percent among teenagers, from 14 to 19 years old in the last decade.

"I think the awareness has changed, I don't know if the numbers here have necessarily changed, but the awareness absolutely has" said Maine-Endwell's Athletic Trainger, Laurel Mills.

"More kids are coming to athletic trainers to get assesment's done which is great.

"Over the years, well, it used to be like, oh you got a bump, you can go right back in." Laurel said.

"In other words, you would asses a kid and in fifteen minutes they would be back on the field, so now a days we know a lot more through research."