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CHKD in The News

Monday, October 28, 2013

Contact: Heather Kent, (757) 668-7554

Student Athlete Safety

Protecting children from concussion crisis

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughter's in Norfolk saw 378 concussion cases come through its emergency room last year, and Dr. Brenner, medical director of CHKD's sports medicine program talks to WAVY 10 reporter Stephanie Harris aboutthe impact of concussions on student athletes. Senator Dr.  Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, who wrote a law two years ago requiring schools to pull any athlete suspected of having a brain injury from athletics until they are evaluated by a licensed health care provider believes the law should be amended to include the thousands of children who play in recreational leagues. CHKD sees