McKINNEY (July 22, 2015) — A knock to the noggin. A bump on the head. Call it what you want, but every 21 seconds someone in the U.S. experiences what is medically known as a concussion or traumatic brain injury.

These injuries can be relatively minor or devastatingly severe. They can be especially dangerous – even deadly – if a second concussion occurs before the first has enough time to heal.

Join Brent Morgan, M.D., a neurosurgeon on staff at Medical Center of McKinney, for a free seminar, “Heads Up: Concussion Diagnosis and Management.” Attendees will learn what can cause a concussion, how to diagnose a concussion and interventions that should be taken immediately following and shortly thereafter. Dr. Morgan will also discuss long-term consequences of concussions and recommended future athletic endeavors to prevent additional brain injuries.

This seminar will be held Thursday, Aug. 6 at the Sheraton McKinney Hotel, located at 1900 Gateway Blvd. in McKinney, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served.

Seating is limited, so make your reservation today by calling 1-855-296-6265. Reservation required.

 

About Medical Center of McKinney

Medical Center of McKinney (MCM) is a growing 260-bed hospital with a 90-year history of serving the health care needs of McKinney and the surrounding communities. Over the past several years, MCM has strengthened its medical foundations by adding two new surgical robots, a newly remodeled labor and delivery suites, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), an advanced biplane catheterization (cath) lab to treat heart rhythm disorders, and opening the McKinney Senior Health Clinic, which is designed specifically for individuals over the age of 65 on Medicare. Medical Center of McKinney is part of the HCA North Texas Division of hospitals. Medical Center of McKinney recently expanded its services to the community with the addition of a new off-campus emergency department at U.S. Highway 380 and Custer Road. For more information, visit medicalcenterofmckinney.com.