January 10, 2019

Experts recommend major changes to make hockey safer

By Karl W Oestreich

KARE 11A group of experts, including Mayo Clinic doctors, are making major recommendations to make hockey a safer sport at all levels.

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Context: Hockey researchers at Mayo Clinic and their colleagues are unveiling new recommendations that seek to ensure the well-being of hockey players, and lower the risk, severity and consequences of concussion in the sport. “It is critical to disseminate the information widely and repeatedly,” says Aynsley Smith Ph.D., who leads the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Ice Hockey Research team. “Concussion is a brain injury that can be hard to diagnose objectively. That's why coming up with strategies to prevent concussion in the first place is paramount.” You can read more about the research on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact:  Rhoda Fukushima Madson

Tags: concussion, Dr. Aynsley Smith, Dr. Michael Stuart, Hockey, KARE11, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, Uncategorized

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