New studies fuel safety concerns about youth contact sports

[KARE 11, Oct. 4, 2017] A new study says children who play tackle football before the age of 12 have a higher risk of developing cognitive and behavioral issues as adults. Another study reveals 1 in 5 teens says they’ve been diagnosed with a concussion.

Dr. Ron Tarrel from Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital shared information about what parents and players need to know about the dangers of brain injuries at a young age and what needs to be done to protect young athletes.

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