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Jan

Dr. Robert Franks Receives EATA Physician of the Year Award

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Franks, Co-Medical Director of the Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center, on receiving the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association David G. Moyer Award. The David Moyer Award is presented to a team physician that has served the profession of Athletic Training as an educator and an advocate and has also served the community in which they more »

11
Dec

Concussion Lawsuit Against PIAA — What Does It Mean?

A class-action lawsuit filed on Thursday claims Pennsylvania’s governing body of interscholastic sports failed to protect athletes from or help them with concussions suffered while playing high school sports. The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount in damages from the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. The lawsuit also seeks to cover other Pennsylvania student-athletes who experienced similar medical issues while more »

11
Nov

U.S. Soccer Calls for Limited Headers in Youth Players

The United States Soccer Federation has asked for a series of safety changes aimed at addressing head injuries in soccer, including a policy that limits heading the ball in youth players. The new guidelines come as a result of a proposed class-action lawsuit filed against U.S. Soccer and others last year. Per the U.S. Soccer Federation website, below are frequently more »

26
Oct

Mercer County Technical Schools Get Inside Look at Concussion Careers

Students from the Health Occupations Program at Mercer County Technical Schools received a special invite from the Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center on Friday–a career day with a twist. Staff welcomed 20 students to participate in hands on workshops highlighting allied health occupations geared toward concussion. Linda Mazzoli, Director of the Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center and Certified Athletic more »

5
Aug

Come See Us at the Eagles Training Camp Sunday, August 9th!

The Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center will be on-site with the Eagles this Sunday, August 9th for their second open practice. Come learn about concussions through our hands-on activities, join in on a football toss, and get a glimpse of the Eagles before the start of the season! Here is a sneak peek of the Eagles training camp more »

1
Aug

The Wost Part About Recovering From a Concussion

Dr. Robert Franks, Co-Medical Director of the Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center, talks concussion with The Atlantic. “Right now I think the biggest help for us with concussion is that we now have objective and subjective signs,” said Franks. “And you know, when I first started this it really was all about what the patient told more »

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