Concussion Debate Sparks New Treatments | KCUR

Concussion Debate Sparks New Treatments

Jan 16, 2014

Three years ago, a Spring Hill High football player collapsed on the field after a stunning play. The cause? Brain hemorrhaging due to a concussion that went unrecognized and untreated. With sports-related brain injuries on the rise, many are calling for major safety reforms and a new approach to handle the problem. 

Head injuries happen in many sports, including football and soccer.
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On Thursday's Up to Date, we discuss how the approach to these types of concussions is changing and check in with the experts who are leading the culture shift in concussion treatment.


  • Maureen Cunningham, executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri 
  • Dr. David Dike, sports medicine physician

HEAR MORE: The Brain Injury Association's free seminar, Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies, and New Frontiers, will be 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Gladstone Community Center.