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Making the Game Safer With Proper Fitting Helmets

Posted by danasparks, Aug 21, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports up to 170,000 young athletes go to the emergency department every year for possible traumatic brain injuries that include concussion. Many of those concussions happen on football fields. So, Mayo Clinic experts are teaming up with high school coaches to help make it safer for players. They're hosting helmet fitting sessions to teach how athletes’ heads should be properly protected. Vivien Williams reports.  [TRT 2:02]

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Tags: athletes, CDC, coaches, concussions, football, gary sloan, Helmets, jim williams, Pkg, students, Traumatic brain injury, Tyler Sloan, HL


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