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Loyola High requires all students to have baseline concussion test
Loyola High requires all students to have baseline concussion test

At a time of increasing emphasis on figuring out ways to identify and deal with concussions among teenagers in sports competition, Loyola High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Los Angeles, has taken the unprecedented step of requiring all 1,270 of its students, even if they are not athletes, to undergo baseline testing. More than 500 of the students have already completed the 45-minute exam administered by longtime athletic trainer Tim Moscicki and his assistants that assesses the student's balance and brain functions so it can be used and compared with a similar exam if the student is suspected of having a concussion. As for why non-athletes are being given the test,...

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