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Concussions more frequent among youth sports

 

December 28, 2018



Concussions used to be brushed off as simply “getting your bell rung,” a very normal event occurring frequently in high school sports. Today, we know that “getting your bell rung” can have serious and long-term health consequences. For many Minnesotans, it seems high school sports are more important than the human brain. As a result, athletes are not reporting their concussions, leading to costly and potentially serious health outcomes.

In the Twin Cities alone, the most recent data shows that there were more than 3,000 reported concussions during the 2014-2015 school year.

However,...



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