Concussions: Lessening the Blow

Concussions: Lessening the Blow

While the NFL continues to make strides towards protecting players from concussions, UW Medicine doctors and researchers are playing a pivotal role in legislation, research and prevention. On this episode of UW Medicine Pulse, meet the very doctors and researchers on the forefront of change in this area and the young man who inspired new concussion protocols on the field - for the entire nation.


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