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Measuring the Risk: Youth helmet research could play role in tracking cumulative concussion effects

Concussion is the most common sports-related head injury, with football players having the highest rate among male high-school athletes.

However, research on the biomechanics of football-related head impacts traditionally has concentrated on the collegiate level.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center said July 18 that its scientists had come up with a new way of tracking the cumulative effect of impacts to the head incurred by football players. Their research involved 40 Reagan High School players during the 2012 season. A similar number are being observed this season.

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