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Local athletes using special machine to determine if head injury is healed
SOUTH BEND – As researchers learn more about the effects of concussions, coaches, players and their doctors are being more careful about when they let injured players back on the field. Concussions are considered a minor brain injury but several over time can cause serious problems and increase the risk later in life for dementia and depression. Memorial hospital is using an old machine in a new way – to measure when athletes are ready to get back on the field.
August 28, 2012