In response to the severity and frequency of this type of injury, Hallmark Health System will present “The Young Athlete: Understanding Sports Concussions” on Wednesday, March 10 at 101 Main St., Suite 106, Medford.

The presentation, which will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m., will cover understanding how concussions happen and what is occurring in the brain, symptoms and assessment of concussions, prevention, treatment and management of concussions, return to play protocols as well as short and long term effects of concussions.

“The Young Athlete: Understanding Sports Concussions” will be presented by Jacob Rachlin, MD, PhD, a board certified neurosurgeon at Hallmark Health and licensed, certified athletic trainers Sue Courchesne, Jen Sturtevant and Dean Ientile.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is preferred. To register, call 800-540-9191 or to register online visit www.hallmarkhealth.org, select “Events Calendar” then “March” and choose “The Young Athlete.”  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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