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ABC7 News Feature On Health And Youth Sports

08.16.2017

Awareness of health issues in youth sports is needed


ABC7 Health Specialist Denise Dador interviewed PCA-LA Chapter Executive Director Alan Berkes and Children’s Hospital – LA Sports Medicine Physician and PCA-LA Board Member Bianca Edison for a news segment on the issues facing youth sports athletes today. Dr. Edison talked about concussion awareness and the rise of overuse injuries due to sports specialization.

Executive Director Alan Berkes pointed out that coaches need to be informed about concussions and health issues so that the pressure to win doesn’t jeopardize the health of their athletes.

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