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Concussion damage follows for decades

Posted on Feb 17, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Ivanhoe Broadcast News Thursday, January 29, 2009   By Kirsten Houmann, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — For the 50,000 to 300,000 athletes who sustain concussions in the United States each year, a new study brings bad news about their future mental health. In the first study to look at long-term effects of sports-related concussions, findings show former athletes who sustained concussions more than 30 years ago still suffer problems with memory, attention span and movement. Investigators compared 19 50- to 60-year-old former athletes who experienced...

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