Concussions May Hit Girls Harder Than Boys

Concussions May Hit Girls Harder Than Boys

If you've ever had a concussion, you may have heard that you should take it easy for two weeks or so before easing back into your regular activities. But new research suggests that two weeks may not be sufficient, especially for teenage girls. The general understanding of how to best manage a concussion largely stems from studies conducted mostly in adult men, many of whom were professional or elite athletes. But women, and in particular, adolescent girls, may need to manage concussions differently, a new study finds. In fact, girls of middle and high school age can take more than...

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