The Concussion Crisis

The Concussion Crisis

Anatomy of A Silent Epidemic

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"The first book to bring the silent epidemic of sports concussions out of the shadows, with dramatic true-life stories of victims---high school football players, college basketball stars, professional sports heroes---and the doctors and medical researchers who are unraveling the mysteries of concussions and crusading to prevent this devastating injury"--
"Brings the explosive but largely invisible epidemic of concussions out of the shadows through stories of kids and pro ball players and doctors"--
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011
ISBN: 9781451627220
145162722X
Branch Call Number: 617.481044 CAR NVD
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Rosner, David 1947-

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russtm
May 28, 2012

I, like too many others, have many concussions. My biggest regret in life was not listening to the doctor when I was barely a teenager about playing contact football. That sport set a dangerous precedent of living life headfirst which has caused far more grief than it was worth. This should be mandatory reading for all parents, coaches, and athletes.

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SEELOCHAN BEHARRY
Dec 24, 2011

This work is a necessary read for all of us involved in coaching, managing and organizing youth sports - such as baseball, football, soccer and basketball.
It advises us on the seriousness of any hit or jolt to the head.- since 90% of concussions do not involve actual physical contact!!
It recommends that hits/jolts be taken seriously - because of the possible long term harmful consequences.

Seelochan Beharry,
Baseball Coach with Vancouver Community Baseball (VCB)

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