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BRAIN TRAUMA ASSESSMENT GETS NEW TOOLS

Brain injuries continue to be a huge concern for coaches, parents and athletes, particularly in football. Per statistics gathered by the Pittsburgh-based UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion program, of the estimated 1.7-3 million sports and recreation-related concussions sustained each year, 300,000 (or between 1/10 and 1/6) come on the gridiron. Overall, 20% of high school athletes in contact sports (football, soccer, lacrosse) will suffer a concussion. And, notably, half of all concussions go undected.

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