The Modesto Bee

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The Modesto Bee

 •  August 24

Thirteen-year-old Anna slips from the uneven bars, slamming the mat headfirst. Dizzy and nauseous, she doesn’t tell her coach for fear he’ll pull her from practice or, worse, the upcoming competition. She resumes practice, unaware she has suffered a concussion. She falls again. This time the impact causes permanent brain damage. Within seconds, her...

The Modesto Bee

 •  August 2, 2016

Sports medicine is taken seriously on the high school football fields of Modesto. For two years, players have worn helmets with sensors telling if they are involved in collisions that might cause a concussion. Heat exhaustion is another concern as teams hold workouts for the fall 2016 season. Dr. Jonathan Pettegrew advised coaches and athletic...

The Modesto Bee

 •  March 13, 2016

Dave Shrock returned home from Venezuela with awards in hand and stories to tell. “Venezuela is going through some rough times right now,” he said. “They overcame major adversity with their economy and were wonderful hosts. My Spanish was OK, so were able to talk.” Shrock, 60, a physical education and health instructor at Modesto Junior College,...