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Your Child Athlete & Concussions: What You Need to Know

Summary: Concussions are an issue in sports... not only for the NFL and other professional teams, but also for your young athlete.
Air Date: 9/13/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Dr. Kevin Waninger, MD
Dr. Kevin Waninger is the director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA. He is also on the teaching faculty of St Luke’s Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency Programs. Dr. Waninger is board certified in both Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.
Your Child Athlete & Concussions: What You Need to Know
Concussions are in the news often these days, with the recent NFL settlement and measures like professional sports organizations putting concussion programs in place.

But what about your child athlete? Are they being attended to as carefully as the professional athletes?

Sports Medicine expert, Dr. Kevin Waninger, joins Dr. Leigh to discuss the dangers associated with concussions, as well as when is it safe to return to action. Dr. Waninger also delves into whether emergency physicians are clearing these kids too soon even after a mild concussion.

Learn how you can help keep your child safe and make the proper decisions where concussions are concerned.