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Report calls for systematic testing after a concussion

Most research on concussions suffered by adolescent athletes has focused on when it is safe for them to return to the sport. But there’s another problem that requires more attention, according to a clinical report presented at the recent national conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Orlando.

“We focus so much on getting these kids back onto the field that we don’t always think about the challenges associated with getting back into the classroom,” said the lead author, Mark Halstead, an assistant professor of pediatrics and orthopedics at Washington University in St. Louis, and a sports medicine physician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

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