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How UC’s Innovative Work is Helping to Prevent Concussion

The sports world is putting more attention on the widespread incidence of concussion, especially among young contact-sport players. Christmas Day saw the premiere of the movie “Concussion” with actor Will Smith as Pittsburgh forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu, who first drew the conclusion about athletes’ repeated concussion leading to chronic brain trauma. This year, the UC Health Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has pushed forward the body of knowledge on concussion. UC neurologist Joseph Clark, also a certified athletic trainer in the department, published the nation’s first study on how to drastically reduce the number of concussions among athletes.

Medium: Cincinnati Enquirer

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