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Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Girls' concussion risk overlooked, Times says
Girls competing in sports like soccer and basketball are more susceptible to concussions than boys are when playing the same sports, according to a story in today's New York Times.
Post-concussion syndrome ó in which dizziness, lethargy and the inability to concentrate can cost teenagers weeks or months of school ó is a growing concern, doctors said. Just as common among girls as boys, it is even more misunderstood among female athletes at this level, a Boston concussion expert said.