Steelers to host concussion education program

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Once again, news on steps to prevent and educate about concussions in football makes headlines. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the latest to throw their hat in the fight for concussion education.

In an effort to help dispel myths about the injuries and educate about prevention and treatment, the Steelers are hosting an educational program for high school coaches and athletic directors at Heinz Field, April 7th. The event is presented by UPMC Sports Medicine and 58 high schools are scheduled to attend.

“That concussion is a manageable and treatable injury are the messaging points we need to share,” said Executive and Clinical Director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, Dr. Micky Collins, to Steelers.com

Mike Tomlin is also scheduled to speak at the seminar.

The effects of concussions and their seriousness have been highly discussed in the sports world lately, and the Steelers are just one of the many sports organizations who have taken steps to combat and educate about these injuries.

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