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LMHS Emergency Center’s Healthy Kids 2011 Initiative
LIMA, Ohio - Lima Memorial Health System's (LMHS)
Emergency Center will focus on educating kids and parents in the
community on brain injury awareness during the month of March. This
initiative is part of the Emergency Center's Healthy Kids 2011
Throughout the month, the Emergency Center will be giving
away brain injury awareness kits. The kits include information
about concussions and brain injury support as well as free ice
packs and other giveaways.
"A lot of parents aren't aware that a concussion is a
brain injury," said Dr. Nathan Walters, medical director of Lima
Memorial's Emergency Center. "Depending on the severity of the
injury, concussions can cause long term effects such asmemory loss.
It is important for parents to know the signs of a concussion so
they can seek medical care for their child."
Walters says parents should be looking for symptoms such
as nausea, dizziness, headache and sensitivity to light and noise
in their children, especially after an injury to the head or other
part of the body. Most importantly, children should never been
allowed to practice or play sports following a head injury until a
physician says this is okay.
Kits are available while supplies last. One kit per child
will be offered.
For more information, contact Rebecca Jenkins, director of
marketing and public relations, at 419.998.4645.