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Brain Damage and Youth Sports

Are we endangering our children's brain health by allowing them to play high-impact contact sports? Researchers are finding that repetitive blows to the head in high-impact contact sports place athletes at risk of permanent brain damage. While football players are prone to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), caused by repetitive blows to the head. Mayo Clinic…
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All Youth Sports Pose Concussion Risks

The New York Times highlights how children who participate in all youth sports can be affected by concussions. Recent news regarding long-term brain damage affecting NFL players has prompted parents to analyze how their children can be affected by similar consequences. The young brain is especially affected by concussions, and sports-related concussions account for more…
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