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Long-term Risks of Childhood Head Injury May Include Winding Up on Welfare and Premature Death

With freewheeling summer months behind children and school and organized sports just ahead, new research offers some sobering news about the potential for long-term cost when a child's brain is hurt.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Since one of the primary causes of head trauma is accidents in baby strollers and children on bikes, the picture of small kids playing football may be a little alarmist.  However, growing up in LA 60 years ago, virtually all the kids before high school played flag football.



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