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Former NHL Player to Speak on Concussions Wednesday

Keith Primeau, YMCA teaming up for concussion workshop.

Keith Primeau, a former NHL player, and doctors from Chilton Hospital in Pequannock will speak on the dangers of concussions in competitive sports, their symptoms, and methods of treatment at a special workshop, "Concussions and What to Know" this month at the Wayne YMCA.

The workshop will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. 

Dr. Philip Devadan, medical director of Chilton's Pediatric Emergency Department, and Arthur Calise, director of Chilton's Emergency Department, will speak, as will Primeau.

Primeau is the author of "Concussed! Sports-Related Head Injuries: Prevention, Coping, and Real Stories." He suffered at least four concussions during his professional career, the last of which forced him to retire. He has made a concerted effort to educate parents and young athletes about the dangers of concussions. 

Pre-registration is required to attend. There will be a book signing after the workshop.

For more information, or to pre-register, contact Janet Amore at 973-831-5475 or e-mail her at jamore@chiltonhealth.org.

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