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How Tests And Technology Are Helping Prevent Concussions In Sports

Dale Nevin
Medical and sports safety organizations throughout the region are working to make sports safer for athletes.

The bio-mechanical forces that cause the trauma to the brain can happen whether it be sports, bike riding, or messing around with friends. ... It's actually the forces that play a bigger role than anything. -Dr. Jonathon French

Before student athletes return to school in the fall they’re required to get physical exams. In recent years, an important part of the athlete’s preparation has become baseline testing for concussions. Joining us to address the importance of this testing are Dr. Jonathan French, a neuropsychologist and clinical instructor at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Patrick Huber director of the Heads UP program at UPMC.

Also in the program, we'll look closely at an invention that strives to make hockey safer and business contributor Rebecca Harris takes us through some unique attributes of Pittsburgh neighborhood Highland Park.

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