Section: Monmouth Medical Center News

Monmouth Medical Center Hosts ‘Play It Safe’ to Screen Young Athletes for Concussions and Injuries

02/27/2017

Long Branch, NJ – The medical staff at Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, knows that Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), especially in children, are a serious matter. In recent years, the rate of Emergency Department visits for sports and recreation-related injuries that received a concussion or TBI diagnosis has risen 57 percent among children, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

To help protect young athletes from sustaining lasting damage from sports-related injuries, Monmouth Medical Center, together with Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus and the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, will host “Play It Safe” Cardiac and Concussion Screenings for Young Athletes on Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Young athletes and their families are invited to be proactive and take charge of their health by signing up for a free screening. Concussion screenings are available for athletes age 12 and older, and complimentary cardiac screenings will be available for children age 6 through 18.

The cardiac screenings are open to the first 130 athletes registered, and concussion screenings are available to the first 80 athletes registered. All screenings will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required. To schedule, email teamlink@rwjbh.org.

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