Leading Edge to Create a New Segment on Concussions with Host Jimmy Johnson

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This serious medical issue will be discussed in detail in a new piece...

Concussions are a dangerous brain injury that takes place upon a sudden impact of the head. This trauma might cause someone to experience dizziness, headaches, confusion and some other generally mild to extremely dangerous side effects. Up until recently, medical science did not know a whole lot about concussions, outside of their immediate side effects. However, in recent years, a greater understanding of how truly serious concussions are has developed, so making people aware of the dangers of concussions is extremely important, as it can lead to serious health conditions later on in life. Leading Edge will be partnering with organizations and companies that are on the forefront of concussion science.

Concussions happen every day, from children falling and hitting their heads on the cement sidewalk, to heavy objects striking a person's skull while they work on an outdoor projects, to police and military members being affected by explosions in the line of service. However, the most visible public concussions take place in physical sports, such as football, boxing and hockey. In a subject near to Jimmy Johnson's own profession, the former NFL coaching great has first hand experience with how concussions can affect a person and what the lifelong affects are. In "Leading Edge with Jimmy Johnson", the program looks at not only how concussions affect the body both short and long term, but also what changes have been made in order to protect today's athletes.

The series is distributed to Public Television stations throughout the United States and is not distributed through PBS. Please visit the Leading Edge website at http://www.leadingedgeseries.com or email the producers at info(at)leadingedgeseries(dot)com for more information.

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