Government study to look at sports-related brain injuries among kids and teens

Study launched on concussions in kids

The government is launching a major study into a sports-related concussions among kids and teens. This comes amid concerns that the injuries may contribute to suicides of professional football players.

The Institute of Medicine is looking at concussions and their risk factors in kids from elementary school to early adulthood.  The study will also include military personnel and their dependents.

This is one of the most extensive studies every done on brain injuries in sports.  

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