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Award-Winning Author

Mary Hayashi is the award-winning author of The book traverses her own experience as an immigrant in the United States, explores Asian American culture and the impact it has on the health of her community, and shares her thoughts on how we can tackle health and wellness issues (such as domestic violence, mental health issues and reproductive rights) in this country.

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The Head Injury Our Kids Are Still Getting

When people talk about concussions (and their after-effects), they’re often talking about football. But Blue Cross Blue Shield this week released a new report showing that female concussion diagnoses increased 43 percent from 2010 through 2015 in the U.S. But where does the responsibility lie for preventing and addressing concussions, no matter what sport (and at what age) the athletes are playing?

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What If We Stopped Putting Youth With Concussions Back in the Game?

The culture of “staying in the game” is changing, but kids still believe they need to be tough and play through injuries. Too often, they’re afraid to tell their coaches, trainers or parents when they think they have a concussion. Training coaches to recognize the signs and symptoms of concussion will help ensure athletes are removed as soon as possible and reduce their risk for further injury.

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