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UCLA Experts Continue Research Revealed in “Concussion” Movie

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: How many concussions occur in the U.S. today?
Air Date: 1/11/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Christopher Giza, MD
Dr. Christopher Giza leads the Pediatric TBI/Sports Concussion program at UCLA, and in 2012, he established UCLA BrainSPORT, a comprehensive sports concussion/mild TBI program to provide multidisciplinary research-based treatment for sports concussions in young athletes.

Dr. Giza co-led the multidisciplinary committee that wrote the first evidence-based guidelines for management of sports concussion (from the American Academy of Neurology). He serves on the Center for Disease Control's Pediatric mild TBI committee, the NCAA Concussion Task Force, the Major League Soccer Concussion Program Committee and has served as Vice-Chair for the California State Athletic Commission.

Additionally, he directs the NFL Neurological Care Program at UCLA. Aside from all the research and committees he serves on, Dr. Giza serves as a professor of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children's Hospital - UCLA.
UCLA Experts Continue Research Revealed in “Concussion” Movie
In the newly released movie, Concussion, Dr. Bennet Omalu, a pathologist played by Will Smith, reveals the link between repeated concussions in football and long-term brain damage.

Today, UCLA traumatic brain injury expert, Christopher Giza, MD, in the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA, has continued to advance this research and science of concussions on the brain for athletes and soldiers.

A concussion is a minor traumatic brain injury that can occur when your head hits an object, or a moving object strikes the head. It can affect how the brain works for a short period, and can cause bad headache, changes in alertness, or loss of consciousness.

Athletes in the U.S. suffer up to 3.8 million head injuries each year. And kids, teens and young adults with still-developing brains are among the most frequently and severely injured.

What continued research is being done on concussions?

Listen in as Dr. Giza shares what a concussion is, as well as the latest research.
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