Young Female Athletes More at Risk for Concussion Than Males: New Study Confirms Earlier Findings

When a boy asks his parents if he can try out for the school football team, his parents know that along with the fun comes some real risks. Everybody knows that football players get injured. And the potential for a serious head injury is obvious—there’s a reason football players wear helmets, after all. But the lead author of a new study, Dr. Wellington Hsu, has an important message for parents, coaches, and athletic trainers: “While American football has been both scientifically and colloquially associated with the highest concussion rates, our study found that girls, and especially those who play soccer, may face a higher risk.” (more…)

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Mary Hayashi is the award-winning author of ‘Far From Home: Shattering the Myth of the Model Minority’. The book traverses her own experience as an immigrant in the United States, explores Asian American culture and the Read more…

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