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Sports Safety Marathon

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It's that part of year when practices become gut-wrenchingly hot ... just in time for two-a-days. How can our kids enjoy the sports and activities they love while protecting themselves? Addressing everything from overheating to contact, a special marathon Sunday, July 22, features "108˚: Critical Response," "Bell Ringer: The Invisible Brain Injury" and "Concussion: Answers in the Blood" starting at 1:30 p.m.

108 Degrees Critical Response

"108˚: Critical Response"

Addressing the dangers of heat illness in high school sports and activities, "108˚: Critical Response" shares personal testimonies from families who have been affected by exertional heat stroke and interviews with coaches, certified athletic trainers, kinesiologists and other medical professionals. The AETN-original documentary film - created in response to Act 1214 of 2011 - explores the seriousness of heat illness and its underlying causes, as well as how to treat and prevent exertional heat illness.

Sunday, July 22, 1:30 p.m.

"Bell Ringer: The Invisible Brain Injury"

As many as 3.8 million brain injuries occur in athletics every year - according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - and they are more common among children and students than star athletes. Through interviews with former professional athletes, medical experts and renowned researchers, AETN-original documentary "Bell Ringer" describes the short-term effects and long-term risks of concussions, explaining how to handle them when they occur and the best methods of preventing them altogether.

Sunday, July 22, 2:30 p.m.

"Concussion: Answers in the Blood?"

While concussion awareness is on the rise and diagnostic protocols are improving, concussion identification still relies heavily on observed symptoms and athletes' self-reporting. "Concussion: Answers in the Blood?" tells the intertwined story of the promising research undertaken by two University of Montana scientists and the experiences of two athletes recovering from concussions. Filmed over the course of a year, the documentary follows the scientific team attempts to develop a blood test to definitively determine whether a concussion has occurred.

Sunday, July 22, 3:30 p.m.

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Sports Safety Marathon

Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30-4:30 p.m.