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If your kid plays sports, you need to read this

Parents hate seeing their kids hurt.

I know from experience. I nearly melt any time my 3-year-old starts wailing about something hurting.

But what if your child is hurt and you don't realize it?

That will be one of the topics discussed Saturday afternoon at Belle Isle Library during a seminar titled "Recognize Concussions."

It is free and open to the public. 

Dr. Steve Nedbalek from the Injury Prevention Service of the Oklahoma State Department of Health will lead the discussion. He will talk about all sorts of concussion-related topics, including signs and symptoms. This is such a huge topic for parents whose kids play sports because the truth is, your child may have a concussion and not know it. But if you know the signs and symptoms of these brain injuries, you may be able to know when to seek treatment from a health care professional.

Nedbalek will also discuss what actions to take, how concussions pertain to sports, how concussions affect and present in infants, toddlers and children, and the public's influence on the perception of concussions. 


What: Recognize Concussions seminar

Where: Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Jenni Carlson

Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football... Read more ›