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Understand the danger of concussion as winter sports begin

Youth winter sports are underway, and with a recent increase in national attention on the possible dangers of head trauma for athletes, it is important for coaches, parents and players to recognize symptoms of a concussion and also help lessen their likelihood of occurring. “Because concussion can affect thinking, the person who suffered the injury […]

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6 steps for playground safety

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8541800b-50dc-4185-a036-7b5c671ac966#.WsJ_A9TwbRZ  For kids, the return of warmer weather means more time for fun at the playground. But it also means more chances for getting hurt. More than 200,000 U.S. children ages 14 and under are brought to emergency departments each year for playground-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here […]

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