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Football-related concussions addressed in The New York Times by Cincinnati Children’s director of sports medicine research

As the NFL playoffs begin this weekend, Cincinnati Children’s Greg Myer is generating greater awareness of efforts to understand and reduce football-related concussions.  Myer, director of sports medicine research at CCHMC, is author of an op-ed article in The New York Times today that explores “brain slosh” concussions.  The article is titled, “Can Animals Limit Concussions?” because Myer cites how animals such as rams and woodpeckers avoid brain injuries, despite experiencing constant head trauma.  The article even addresses how altitude may reduce the risk of concussions.

This is a fascinating must read for sports fans or parents of athletes.  Read more in The New York Times.

This article has also appeared in The Dallas Morning News and The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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