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Men’s Health: Concussions & Sports Injuries

From the Show: Sharecare Radio
Summary: For this month’s Men’s Health segment, Dr. David Wright is on the show to talk about the current hot button issue of sports’ related concussions.
Air Date: 4/14/15
Duration: 10
Host: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Guest Bio: David W. Wright, MD, FACEP
david wrightDavid Wright, MD, is a tenured associate professor
of emergency medicine and director, Emergency
Neurosciences, Department of Emergency
Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Wright is actively involved in both the
preclinical and clinical assessment of traumatic
brain injury (TBI) and stroke. He is Principal
Investigator (PI) of the NIH funded multicenter
Phase III clinical trial, ProTECTTM (Progesterone for
TBI, experimental clinical treatment) and serves as PI of the Emory hub for the NIH Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials Network and Co-PI of the Emory hub for the new NIH Stroke Network.

Another one of Dr. Wright’s goals is to transform healthcare through the development of advanced technologies, especially for neurological diseases. He is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and works closely with an elite team of engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute where he participates in numerous concussion research and technology development endeavors. He is currently one of the top 3 NIH funded emergency medicine researchers in the United States.
    Men’s Health: Concussions & Sports Injuries

    Dr. David Wright, the director of Emergency Neuroscience at Emory University, is on Sharecare Radio to talk about a common but potentially dangerous sports injury: concussions.

    He explains everything you need to know about concussions and keeping your kids’ safe while they play sports.

    Plus, when is it time to call a doctor? Dr. Wright weighs in on this and more. 

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