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Concussions

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The latest on our understanding of concussions.  It is a field of medicine that is rapidly changing as new research emerges.  We'll learn about efforts to better track and treat concussions in Maine, especially among students.  And we'll find out about the newest treatments, including physical therapy. 

Guests:  Dr. Paul Berkner, Maine Concussion Management Institute, Colby College
Dr. Michele Labotz, Sports Medicine Physician, Intermed
Laura McGrath, MSPT, Cape Physical Therapy

Watch this video about a new project underway to gather data about students with concussions:
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Click here to listen to MPBN's Tom Porter's story on reducing concussions.

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