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As School Sports Gear Up, So Does Risk Of Concussion

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As school gets underway across Rhode Island, thousands of kids will sign up to play sports. And with that comes the risk of concussion.

 

As school gets underway across Rhode Island, thousands of kids will sign up to play sports. And with that comes the risk of concussion. 

For this week's health segment The Pulse, Rhode Island Public Radio's Kristin Gourlay checks in with Hasbro Children's Hospital injury researcher Dina Morrissey to learn more about how schools are helping kids avoid concussions, and what parents can do to ensure their student athlete's safety.Dina Morrissey studies injury prevention for Hasbro Children's Hospital. She says there's more awareness about the dangers of concussion now than just a few years ago, but schools and sports teams could be doing more to protect kids.

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Dina Morrissey studies injury prevention for Hasbro Children's Hospital. She says there's more awareness about the dangers of concussion now than just a few years ago, but schools and sports teams could be doing more to protect kids.
Dina Morrissey studies injury prevention for Hasbro Children's Hospital. She says there's more awareness about the dangers of concussion now than just a few years ago, but schools and sports teams could be doing more to protect kids.