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Which kids are most likely to have prolonged concussion symptoms?

By: Mark Proctor, M.D., Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publications Today, more and more children are being diagnosed with concussions. We have evidence that these injuries are occurring more often. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that between 2001 and 2009, the rate of kids 19 years old and younger seen in the emergency department due to sports- or recreation-related injuries that included a diagnosis of concussion rose by 57%. And sports is…

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