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Do we need to take tackling out of youth football?

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing As we learn more about the frequency and effects of concussions in football, we are increasingly being forced to face the question: do we need to take the tackling out of youth football? A study published in the Annals of Neurology definitely begs that question. Researchers from Boston University examined the brains of 246 deceased football players, 211 of whom were diagnosed with chronic traumatic…

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