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Hank Crook's Blog

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posted 01/26/10

Hank Crook's Work

What defines a concussion? And, what are the potential effects of repeated concussions on the brain? We speak to a pair of local experts about the long- and short-term effects of concussions, the latest NFL rules changes, and the challenges to identifying when a person has suffered a concussion.

Why is it important that people exercise in their senior years? Maureen Cavanaugh and Hank Crook discuss what kinds of exercises seniors should do, and the long-term health benefits that can be gained from staying physically fit as we age.

Should amateur and professional soccer players wear some kind of head protection to prevent against concussions? We speak to several experts about the frequency of head injuries in soccer, and about the arguments for having players wear some kind of head protection.