Tag Archives: health

Addressing Concussions In Youth Sports

NMiF 1138 Concussions

March 23, 2018 – New Mexico state law requires that student athletes sit out for 10 days after a concussion. This week we learn about the risk factors for concussions and how students and parents can help better identify and address them when they happen. Correspondent Khalil Ekulona sits down with pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Richard Campbell, Brandon Chavez, director of Spirit Xpress West,and soccer coach Lucien Starzynski.

Further reading:
The Atlantic: How Students’ Brains Are in Danger on the Field
CDC: HEADS UP to youth sports

Re-connecting With A Healthy Lifestyle: Traditional Foods

January 12, 2018 – In the final installment of our series “Re-connecting with a Healthy Lifestyle,” Antonia Gonzales and Sarah Gustavus examine the role of farming and traditional foods in increasing access to fresh produce in Native American communities. They visit the Pueblo of Tesuque in New Mexico and a community garden in Phoenix that’s run by the Native Health clinic.

This series was produced with support from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism and the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism in collaboration with National Native News.