Come join the Wyoming Medical Center at the Parkway Plaza January 19 at 6pm for information on athletes concussions and prizes!  This free presentation also features remarks from Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2002 Superbowl champions John Howell (safety) and Joe Jurevicius (wide receiver).  A meet-and-greet will follow for autographs and photos, and we will give away tickets to Denver Broncos, Nuggets and Avalanche games along with other great prizes!  Bring a keepsake to have signed.

When an athlete blows a knee or tears his Achilles tendon, nobody expects him to finish the game.  His limp is visible and he almost always seeks follow-up medical care.  That's not always true for an athlete suffering from concussion.  Concussions are often silent threats.  Symptoms may not be visible to a coach or trainer if an athlete has not lost consciousness.  Often, it is left to athletes to report symptoms, some of whom may be reluctant for fear they may miss out on a big game or practice time.

On January 19, Wyoming Medical Center and Natrona County School District  will present "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going on:  Changing the culture around concussion for athletes of sports."  Neurosurgeon Dr. Don Penney and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Clayton Turner will teach parents, athletes, coaches and physicians to recognize the signs and symptoms of concussion whole outlining the medical recommendations when concussion is suspected.  They'll also discuss prevention and management of sports-related neck and spine injuries.