Research Aims at New Ways to Diagnose, Treat Concussions

July 29, 2017 01:13 AM
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According to a recent study, an examination of the brains of 111 deceased players of professional American football showed that all but one of them had a degenerative brain disease believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head. Scientists say even when it looks mild, a concussion can have severe effects, so prompt diagnosis and treatment are crucial. VOA's George Putic talked with a neurosurgeon who treats many victims of concussion.