Concussions are are becoming an all-too-familiar injury in our country. On Friday's Northwest Now, host Tom Layson talks with three experts on brain injuries, including Dr. Alex Mohit of Franciscan Health Systems, Penny Condoll with the Brain Injury Support Team, and The Washington Brain Injury Alliance's Deborah Crawley, who says concussions are the silent injury.
"It's similar to where folks were 30 years ago with cancer and HIV/AIDS, they're really trying to cover it up instead of reaching out," Crawley said.
On this program, we'll also meet a local student athlete whose head injuries forced him out of contact sports.
Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that airs every Friday at 7:30 p.m. right here on KBTC. Below is a list that shows where you can find us on TV.
You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show by going to our website. http://www.kbtc.org/page.php?id=369
KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle) KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels
Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)
Comcast channel 12 (most areas - in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)
Click! (Tacoma) channel 3
Rainier Connect channel 10
Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)
Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worlview)
Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)
DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)