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Concussion care experts to speak

Concussions have been getting a lot of attention because of injuries to professional athletes. The experience of losing consciousness, the nature of these injuries and concern about what a concussion may mean for you or your athlete’s future makes concussions seem scary.

Be better prepared by having knowledge about prevention, the causes and impact in case you or your athletes sustain a concussion. Learn about the risks, how to avoid further injury and get athletes back in the game safely at a free seminar on Tuesday, July 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Conference Rooms A/B in Corvallis.

Join concussion care program expert David Cassat, MD, of Samaritan Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center and neuropsychologist Robert Fallows, PsyD, of Samaritan Mental Health as they explain the signs and symptoms of a concussion and the cognitive problems that can follow.

Refreshments and giveaways will be available. Registration is required as space is limited. To register, or for more information, call 1-855-873-0647 or visit