Hallmark Health to host seminar series on sports concussions


As a result, Hallmark Health will offer “The Young Athlete: Understanding Sports Concussions,” a free seminar, on several dates throughout the month of September. Participants will learn about the signs and symptoms of concussions, mechanism of injury, treatment and rehabilitation. They will also receive a free concussion toolkit and be entered into a raffle to win a pair of Bruins tickets. Participants will also have access to take the on-line safety training course.

“The Young Athlete: Understanding Sports Concussions” will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m., at the Lawrence Memorial/School of Nursing, 170 Governors Ave. in Medford, with special guest Bob Sweeney, former Boston Bruins player and director of development for the Boston Bruins Foundation. Additional seminars will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m., and Wednesday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m., at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Perkins Lecture Hall.

To register, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org and select “Event Calendar” or call (800) 540-9191. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about Hallmark Health, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hallmarkhealth.

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Malden; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.

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