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Up to 2 Million Kids a Year Suffer Concussions From Sports, Play, Study Says

Up to 2 Million Kids a Year Suffer Concussions From Sports, Play, Study Says

Between 1 million and 2 million children in the U.S. suffer concussions each year during sports or recreational activities, according to a Seattle-led study that has calculated the best estimate to date of the problem. Researchers at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s analyzed three large data sets to come up with what they call “the most accurate and precise estimate to date.” Lead author, Dr. Mersine Bryan, an acting instructor and research fellow in pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Research Institute, says the new information gives a frame of reference for how common concussions in kids are.

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