Hard Hits and Head Trauma, the Dangers of Team Sports
February 5, 2013
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The Super Bowl wraps up the football season this Sunday, but concerns about head injuries from high-impact sports continue. One doctor has invented an iPhone app to help school coaches diagnose concussions in their teenage athletes.
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