Take Two for February 4, 2013

Long-term effects of traumatic brain injury

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Football helmet of the late Owen Thomas, a former University of Pennsylvania football player, brought to a recent Congressional hearing related to sports injuries.

Sports related injuries, especially concussions, are being talked about more and more. Dizziness, nausea, confusion; many of us can recognize the immediate symptoms of a concussion, but how much do we really know about the long term effects of a traumatic brain injury? That's the topic of a recent roundtable discussion at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum.

Take Two host A Martinez spoke with former NFL wide receiver Billy Davis and LAUSD medical advisor Dr. Jerry Bornstein about the risks to the pros and to kids just starting out on their favorite playing fields.  


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