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