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Doctor says protective gear doesn't prevent concussions

posted on October 4, 2013

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Dr. Andy Peterson, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the University of Iowa's sports concussion program, says helmets and other protective gear have no impact on whether an athlete may suffer a concussion. Protective equipment does help prevent death and other injuries, but not concussions.

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