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My guest today is Dr. Kevin Jackson who is sharing information on his research that he’s done on concussions and traumatic brain injuries. 
Kevin has a doctorate in animal science with a specialization in reproductive physiology. He is a former research scientist at the University of Illinois and he is currently a Clinical Program Manager.

Some highlights in today’s show

• Kevin’s experiences with playing football at U of I and concussions
• How his career led him into doing research on traumatic brain injuries
• The cooling helmet that he developed to assist in recovery from concussions and TBIs
• What you should and should not do if you’re with someone who has severely hit their head
• Short-term and long-term consequences and recovery from concussions and TBIs
• Long-term mental health for former athletes

Here is a video from the University of Illinois where Kevin has worked with the football team. This video explains some of his research and you can see the different versions of cooling helmets that he spoke about on the show.

I’m Kelly Wilson, owner of and I’m a personal trainer, nutrition coach, behavior change specialist, autoimmune disease educator and I’ve worked in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years.

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