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We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Veterans Terrace
589 Milwaukee Ave
Burlington, WI  53105
United States
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NEWS

Concussions Signs and Symptoms

How do we (at Aurora) educate people to recognize ¨ treat¨ and manage concussions?

Concussions, a form of traumatic brain injury, represent a complex pathology. Signs of concussion may be obvious or subtle. People may look fine, but simply are not. No two concussions look the same.

An interesting statistical point is that the risk of concussion for girls playing the same sport is higher than for boys. For example, for girls, Soccer & Basketball carry double the risk of concussion when compared to Soccer and Basketball for boys. We think it may have to do with hormones and changes to the brain. Ongoing research is examining whether fluctuating hormone levels change girls’ susceptibility to concussion.

Why are we so concerned with youth sports concussions?

Younger athletes take longer to recover from concussions when compared to collegiate or professional athletes. It is vital to manage concussion treatments conservatively in youth whose brains are still developing. These young people will continue to show growth and development up to age 25.  (Read More on the “Minutes” page)

 
 
 

MEETING NOTES

Rotary Chit Chat 4-27-2015

Program: Tricia Hanson Racine County Deputy District Attorney. She recently attended the Heroin Summit in Waterford, and is introduced today by Bev Baker of UW Extension. This program is important because people need to be more aware of the problems associated with heroin use...

 
 

Rotary Chit Chat 4-20-2015

Program: Christina Converset and Kylie Dawley join us from Partners 2. Partners 2 is a not-for-profit student-driven task force focusing on drug and alcohol use and treatment. Partners 2 provides programming through mentoring and storytelling, allowing youth to help youth...