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Passport to Wellness: Combating Concussions

Passport to Wellness: Combating Concussions

Fall sports are just about in full swing, and for athletes and their coaches that should mean extra diligence when it comes to a common sports-related injury: concussions. Approximately 1.6 million to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur in the United States annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The true prevalence, however, actually could be much greater as concussions likely are underreported due to athletes, coaches, trainers, family members, and even medical professionals being unfamiliar with the associated symptoms. Additionally, athletes who experience a concussion may fail to report their symptoms to dodge lost playing time. A concussion...

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