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Jury's out on lasting effects of kids' head injuries

Dec 30, 2018 - The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)

"Mom, can I play football when I get bigger -- or hockey?"

That's the question my son asked on the way home from school in early fall. And it's one I still don't know how to answer.

Each year, more than 3 million kids play tackle football. But growing concern about the negative consequences of impact to the head -- both those that cause concussions and those that don't -- has led an increasing number of physicians and parents to counsel against youth participation in full-contact spo...