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Emergency room visits for concussions in kids are up

Emergency room visits for concussions in kids are up


In the past decade, the diagnosis of concussions have doubled in teens age 14-19. While this may mean parents and coaches are being more careful about treating head injuries, some still don't understand the seriousness of the injury.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has reported that emergency room visits for concussions in kids ages 8 to 13 years old have doubled, and concussions have risen 200 percent among teens ages 14 to...

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