Between 2005 and 2012, the rate of concussions in high school athletes more than doubled. But that doesn’t mean sports have grown more dangerous, The Huffington Post reports. Researchers who analyzed data from 100 U.S. high schools believe the rate increase is due to concussions being diagnosed more consistently by doctors. The findings, detailed in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, show a jump from 0.23 to 0.51 injuries for every 1000 games or practices.
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