Back to School Season May Mean Surge in Concussion Risk
When children return to school each fall they face at least twice the concussion risk they had during summer vacation, a U.S. study suggests. "The timing of this increase in concussive diagnoses corresponds to the implementation of policies that require better monitoring through medical clearance prior to returning to play," said Dr. Carolyn McCarty, a researcher at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington, who wasn't involved in the study.
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