Concussion: Answers in the Blood?
In the sports world, while concussion awareness is on the rise and current diagnostic protocols are improving, concussion diagnosis still relies heavily on symptoms and self-reporting by athletes. Now, a team of scientists at the University of Montana is attempting to develop a blood test to provide a definitive diagnosis for concussions.
The Center for Disease Control estimates nearly four million people suffer a concussion each year in the United States. How will this potentially ground-breaking work at UM impact the current system of dealing with concussions?
"Concussion: Answers in the Blood" provides an inside look at the cutting-edge science of detecting concussions, while following athletes and trainers as they deal with the uncertainties and frustrations related to current concussion protocols. Parents, athletes, trainers, and medical professionals: don't miss this documentary.
Tune in to "Concussion: Answers in the Blood?" on MontanaPBS:
- Tuesday, November 10, 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 12, 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, November 15, 10:00 a.m.
- Monday, 11/16, 5:00 a.m.
Available online at MontanaPBS beginning on November 14.
Watch the preview below: