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Women athletes have more concussions than men, new study shows

WASHINGTON Olympic figure skating champion Sarah Hughes vividly recalls falling on her head in practice and suffering her first concussion. "They carried me off the rink and then I threw up," the 29-year-old Hughes, the 2002 Olympic champion said, her deep blues eyes widening. "We knew something was wrong.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This is why children wear bicycle helmets when learning to ride a bike to prevent concussions.  Maybe ice skaters should also wear helmets to prevent concussions from dangerous maneuvers.  Even though helmets have not been accepted in women’s soccer, maybe outlawing heading would be a better next step.

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