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Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes

PHILLY.COM - HEALTH

February 28, 2017

Female athletes appear to be more likely than men to suffer concussions during their careers on the field, a new study suggests.

The findings add to the existing evidence that female athletes may be more susceptible to concussions, even as attention has tended to focus on the risk to male football players.

"The more we look at concussion, the more we realize that women are at high risk," said study co-author Dr. James Noble. He's an assistant professor of neurology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City... [read more