A Concussion Education Seminar will be held at Tappan Zee High School, 15 Dutch Hill Rd., Orangeburg, August 31 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. State Sen. David Carlucci will be hosting and two concussion experts from Bon Secours Charity Health System will be presenting information.

The seminar is titled “Signs and symptoms of concussion: What you need to know.”

Speakers include:

· Dr. Mill Etienne, neurologist at Good Samaritan Hospital
· Dr. Nicholas Belasco, director of the Concussion Management Program at Good Samaritan Hospital
· Chris Rastelli, interim athletic director of Tappan Zee High School
· Jessica Lappe, athletic trainer of Tappan Zee High School
· Judy Flagg, school nurse at Tappan Zee High School

More than 3 million people a year suffer from a concussion, a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. It can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body, and even what seems to be a mild injury to the head can be serious.

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