Concussion Awareness Highlighted In Tuesday's Presentation


By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Concussions can be deadly and experts are finding they're more likely to occur in girls.

Female athletes who play soccer or basketball are known to get concussions.

St. Luke's Magic Valley wants to educate parents about the growing concern over concussions.

The hospital is holding a special screening of the documentary "Head Games," highlighting the prevalence and consequences of a concussion.

This is coming up on Tuesday.

"Really now it's something to be known that's cumulative and has devastating long–term effects on someone's ability to function on their emotions, on their cognitive ability, may cause chronic form of depression of the brain tissue," adds Dr. Jack Trotter, Pediatrician, St. Luke's Magic Valley.

The screening is on Tuesday, May 21st beginning at six in the evening.
It will be located at the College of Southern Idaho Fine Arts building.

And then on Friday's Fit and Well Idaho segment, we'll introduce you to local athletes who've all suffered from concussions.

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