In the Vail Valley, concussions are both commonplace and dangerous

In the Vail Valley, concussions are both commonplace and dangerous
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By Krista Driscoll

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in Vail Health magazine. Look for it on newsstands everywhere.“Raise your hand if you have had a concussion.”Kim Greene, the injury prevention specialist for Vail Valley Medical Center’s Trauma Services, frequently asks this question in local classrooms. Five years ago, she was met with blank stares and silence. But today, on average, five students will tentatively lift their hands. Have concussions increased that much?“Yes,” Greene said, “and so has awareness.” Sobering statsCenters for Disease Control and Prevention data show the amount of reported concussions has doubled in the past 10 years. The American Academy …

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