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Study Shows U.S. Teen Concussions At Record Highs From 2010 Through 2015

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(INFORM) -- A study conducted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association showed concussion diagnoses among American teenagers skyrocketed from 2010 through 2015. The report's release comes as football-related injuries receive heightened media coverage in the United States.

According to Blue Cross Blue Shield, teenage males enrolled in athletic programs are particularly at risk of developing post-concussion syndrome. Individuals with the disorder can experience headaches or dizziness for weeks and possibly months after sustaining an injury.

The data show a 71 percent increase in concussion diagnoses for patients between 10 and 19 years old.
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