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Young Athletes’ Concussions Often Unreported: Report Helmets provide no protection from these serious head injuries, experts say

A “culture of resistance” pervasive in many youth sports often keeps athletes from reporting concussions and obtaining needed treatment, a new U.S. report finds.

This culture persists despite a growing understanding that all concussions cause some degree of brain injury, according to the report released Wednesday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

“We know that concussions are frequent and potentially serious,” said IOM committee vice-chair Dr. Frederick Rivara, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

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