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Kids with sports concussions visiting ER more often

The amount of children going to emergency medical facilities for concussion-like brain injuries is up, a new study says. But, while medical visits are one the rise, the severity of the injuries has decreased, likely because of better awareness.

The study says doctors at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center saw an increase of 92 percent between 2002 and 2011. The amount of children admitted to the hospital for additional care stayed around 10 percent.

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