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GCPS and Gwinnett Medical Center team up for baseline concussion testing

Baseline concussion testing day is Feb. 25

GCPS and Gwinnett Medical Center team up for baseline concussion testing

February 7, 2017

     

    On Saturday, February 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) and Gwinnett Medical Center’s Concussion Institute will hold the 3rd Annual Concussion Baseline Day at Discovery, Mountain View, North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, and Shiloh high schools. Baseline testing at the schools is free and open to anyone ages 12 and up.

     Concussions are a serious type of brain injury caused by a jolt, blow, or a simple bump to the head that changes the way the brain normally works. Open to everyone aged 12 and up, this special event allows participants to take a test that establishes a baseline profile of how the brain functions pre-injury which is imperative in diagnosing and treating concussions. Participants will learn about concussions and baselines, complete the baseline testing and finish with an informative Q&A sessions. For more accurate results, exercise is not recommended three hours prior to the test.

     Additional testing sites outside of the schools are offered at the JM Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA in Lawrenceville and the Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA in Norcross from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Hamilton Mill Library will offer pediatric baselines from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for children ages 5-11.

     Advance registration is recommended due to limited seating. Testers ages 12 and up can register online at www.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/baselineday. Register children ages 5-11 by calling 678-312-7880.

 

 

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