DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: New Study Suggests More Concussions in Girls Soccer than in HS Football

DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: New Study Suggests More Concussions in Girls Soccer than in HS Football

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Top 5 Youth Sports Injuries and How You Can Help Your Child Deal With Them, Part 1: Overuse

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There was a recent study published headlined by a medical professor at Northwestern University who says that girls who play HS soccer suffer a much higher incidence of concussions than boys do – even those boys who play HS football.
As you might imagine, I was somewhat stunned by this. After all, the vast majority of attention in recent years has been paid to the long-term concerns regarding the health of football players…

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