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Stopping Spread in Schools; Sports-Related Concussion: It’s TTHealthWatch!


TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, look at the top medical stories of the week.

This week’s topics include SARS-CoV-2 in adults and children, cooling in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, sudden cardiac death in people with HIV, and sports-related concussion.

Program notes:

0:41 SARS-CoV-2 infection in kids and adults

1:42 Analyzed 37,000 nasal swabs

2:42 Ways to stop transmission in schools

3:43 Benefits to wearing masks

3:53 Sports-related concussion

4:53 Certain sports have highest incidence

5:53 In the past, thought rest was needed

6:53 Immediate seizures

7:10 Cooling after MI

8:10 Mortality the same

9:10 Dysregulation of thermoregulation

9:21 Sudden cardiac death in people with HIV

10:23 Less than half in those without HIV

11:23 Numbers too small

12:28 End



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