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Courtesy of NOCSAE

Leaders in sports safety gathered Friday in San Antonio to field questions about new equipment standards for sports, including football, baseball and lacrosse.

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment is a non-profit that funds research into sports-related injuries and medicine.

They determined that certain rotational forces contribute to concussions during football. This year, NOCSAE issued new guidance for football helmets based on that information.

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About 20 percent of teens have been diagnosed with one concussion, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Concussions, Kids And Contact Sports

Aug 15, 2017

From the NFL to Pop Warner, we know the danger of concussions now. Should kids play football?

There's growing evidence that a physical injury to the brain can make people susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Concussions have become part of the daily news. But how much have these brain injuries become part of daily life?

To find out, we asked people across the country about concussions in the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll.

The poll, conducted during the first half of March, found that nearly a quarter of people — 23 percent of those surveyed — said they had suffered a concussion at some point in their lives. Among those who said they'd had a concussion, more than three-quarters had sought medical treatment.

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