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Mon September 10, 2012
Concussions and Young Athletes, a Growing Concern
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of reports from the National Football League, the National Hockey League, and other professional sports organizations about the tragic consequences that can come from a lifetime of hard hits and the effects of the concussions that come with them. There’s been speculation that several high-profile athlete suicides were related to what health professionals call Post- Concussion syndrome. Now, there’s growing concern that the hits young athletes suffer in high-school and college sports could have the same effects later in life. Dr. Chris King is a Neurologist with West Kentucky Neurology in Murray, and Shelly Baskin spoke with him about the dangers and effects of concussions on young athletes.