Women, Teens Take Longer to Recover From Concussions

May 12th, 2012


Sports-related head trauma is common in amateur and youth sports as well, and evidence suggests high-school and female athletes take longer than men to recover from it.

The findings, from Michigan State University, suggest coaches, trainers and doctors must consider an athlete’s age and gender when diagnosing and treating concussions and determining when they’re ready to resume playing.


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