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By Dr. Josh Thoendel
Antelope Memorial Hospital 

Concussion awareness is important

 

October 6, 2022



“Fall sports bring back good memories for me,” said Dr. Josh Thoendel of Antelope Memorial Hospital. “Growing up in Nebraska built up a love of football, even if the Huskers have spent 20 years trying to stamp it back out. However, despite football being safer than it used to be – it still has one of the highest risks of concussion. We now have new tools to recognize concussions and new treatments and protocols to help ensure the safe return-to-play.”

What is a concussion?

Thoendel said, “It is a bruise of the brain. Like body bruises, there can be small ones or big ones. And i...



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