While the NFL continues to make strides towards protecting players from concussions, UW Medicine doctors and researchers are playing a pivotal role in legislation, research and prevention. On this episode of UW Medicine Pulse, meet the very doctors and researchers on the forefront of change in this area and the young man who inspired new concussion protocols on the field – for the entire nation.

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Emergency Department at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

What are Concussions – Why are concussions so prevalent in sports today?

Lystedt Law – The story of Zackery Lystedt, the young man responsible for changing the rules of the game.

Multiple Concussions – Do head injuries sustained during youth lead to further trouble later in life?

Sports Concussion Program – UW Medicine’s Sports Concussion Program not only helps treat head injuries, but looks for new ways to prevent them from happening.