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Special Report: Women At Higher Risk For Concussions Than Men

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The Centers for Disease Control Injury Center estimates roughly 170,000 children a year are treated for concussions and other brain injuries.  While the focus is mainly on football, there's a segment of the population that often gets ignored: women.

This same publication held an experiment studying several different athletes who all suffered a head injury.  They were a mix of women and men of all ages.  They found female athletes could experience even more serious problems with their concussions than males.