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CSCC to Collaborate with UNC – Chapel Hill to Study Concussion Outcomes

Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are conducting a study of sport-related head injuries in collaboration with Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine. If your child sustained a head injury in sport, is 8-18 years old and is seeing their provider within 3 days of their injury, they may be eligible to participate.

Dr. Josh Bloom to Speak at NHL All Star Weekend Event

January 20, 2015

Dr. Bloom will be presenting to the National Hockey League’s Team Physician’s Society as part of this weekend’s NHL All Star events.

His presentation will include the most up to date concussion evaluation information and methods that all of our physicians use on the concussion patients seen in our office.

We are also proud to […]

Concussion 101 Video

Here is a great information video on concussions and what steps are included in the recovery process:

 

Concussion Study with the Duke School of Nursing

Dr. Charles Vacchiano of the Duke School of Nursing is conducting a study to assess latent cognitive dysfunction in adults (18+) who have sustained a concussion in the last six months.

Click here  for more details, or contact Janna Fonseca at jfonseca@cfpsm.com.

 

 

Dr. Josh Bloom featured on Whistle and a Clipboard

Listen in on the podcast “The Concussion Discussion” featured on Whistle and a Clipboard. This podcast features Dr. Bloom in a candid discussion with Coach Jason Oates on topics from the importance of the coach/athlete relationship, what sparked Dr. Bloom’s interest in sports-related concussion, and sheds some important light on this ever-evolving injury.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jason-h-oates/whistle-and-a-clipboard/episode/32726676?autoplay=true

 

Article Published in Athletic Training & Sports Health Care

CSCC’s Medical Director, Dr. Josh Bloom, recently had an article published in AT&SHC.  His “Pearls of Practice” article was featured in the November/December 2013 issue and highlighted the vestibular and oculo-motor assessments used by our providers and athletic trainers as part of our comprehensive concussion evaluation.

 

Read the full article here.

Updated Position Statements

UPDATED POSITION STATEMENTS, 2013

Three new position statements were recently release from major medical organizations, outlining the most recent recommendations regarding concussion recognition and management.

The Consensus statement on concussion in sport was released following the International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich in November 2012.

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine released its position statement regarding concussion in […]

Important Practice News

October  2012 

The physicians of Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine would like to take a moment and share some exciting changes to our practice.

 

First, we would like to thank you for your patience as our Cary Location has undergone a significant physical change. The additional space and much needed facelift to the existing space were […]

CFPSM, Jude Carr Featured in N&O Article

On Sunday, May 20 the News & Observer ran an article featuring Sanderson girls soccer goalie, Carly Tinstman.  The story documented her concussion history, and followed her recovery from her most recent injury.

See the link below for the full article.

 http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/19/2076699/sanderson-soccer-goalie-battles.html

 

CNN to debut documentary about concussions

In 2008, Jaquan Waller of Greenville, NC suffered from Second Impact Syndrome which tragically ended his life.

Since his death, high schools across the country have been questioning and re-addressing how they manage sports-related concussions. 

On January 29, a full-length documentary titled “Big Hits, Broken Dreams” will examine the risks associated with these injuries.

Click here for a preview.