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Even Tiny Bumps to your Brain Can Cause Trauma Over Time

Every year, 1.7 million people are diagnosed with traumatic brain injury in the U.S. Eighty percent of those cases are mild, resulting in headache and dizziness but no concussion. Severe trauma from an external force isn't the primary cause of these mild injuries-it's the inertia of the brain itself that causes it to bash into the inside of the skull when the head stops quickly.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Rather than designing better helmets, try re-designing the game itself like turning it into flag football.

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