This time of the year, with the seasonal return to collision sports such as football and, later, ice hockey, I am reminded of an important health issue for kids: concussions.
If you follow sports, no doubt you are familiar with the concerns raised by former NFL players suffering the chronic effects of traumatic brain injury.
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It is not easy to discuss, but this subject, which is important to the health and well-being of our children – and indeed our society, deserves to be brought from the shadows into the spotlight.
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Twenty million Americans have died from smoking-related disease in the past 50 years.
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