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Understanding concussion, the invisible injury


We’re learning more and more about concussions, their immediate and long-term physical and mental health implications, with an eye on when it’s safe to return to our regular routines in the aftermath of a jolt or hit to the head or body. Guest host Jennifer Lynn and guests, Drs. Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Cindy Devore, Drew Nagele, and personal coach Nick Stamus, help us understand the nature of and fallout from this so-called “invisible injury.”

Rosemarie Scolaro Moser is a neuropsychologist and director of the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey in Lawrenceville. She appears as a medical expert in the new PBS documentary “The Smartest Team.” She’s written Ahead of the Game: The Parents’ Guide to Youth Sports Concussion.

Cindy Devore is a co-author the American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report Returning to Learning Following a Concussion. She’s a general pediatrician who specialized in school health and is immediate past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health.

Drew Nagele is a psychologist, certified brain injury specialist trainer, and the Executive Director of Beechwood Rehabilitation Services. He co-chairs the National Collaborative on Children’s Brain Injury and is the founding president of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania, which developed BrainSTEPS.

Nick Stamus is an elite athlete and personal coach affiliated with CoachUP. His athletic career was cut short due to multiple concussions. His is a participant in Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).


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