President Obama stresses brain injury education

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During a daylong summit on concussions at the White House on May 29, President Barack Obama said that he likely had multiple mild concussions while playing sports and emphasized the importance of educating parents about brain injuries in children, as reported by NBC News.

Researchers, parents, coaches, professional athletes and sportscasters were brought together at the summit to discuss the issue of concussions as well as the need for more education and research about how to prevent, identify and respond to brain injuries in kids. A slew of initiatives aimed at bettering concussion education was announced by President Obama, including a $30 million project funded by the NCAA and the Defense Department to study the risks for and treatment of concussions.

To learn more about imaging concussions, read the Health Imaging "Turning Up the Volume on a Silent Epidemic." For more on the White House summit, click the link below: