Protecting athletes' brains One small test has big ImPACT

Hale-Spencer, Melissa
June 2012
Grassroots Editor;Summer2012, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p6
The article offers the author's insights on the protection of athletes from concussions, a national sports problem in the U.S. The author cites the program called by "Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" launched by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention due to the occurrence of 3.8 million concussions related to sports and recreation. She states that more concussions occurred in football than any other sport in the U.S.


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