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One in five teenagers responding to a survey have been diagnosed with a concussion at least once, according to a study published today by University of Michigan researchers.

Surveyors asked more than 13,000 teenagers from around the United States if they had ever been diagnosed with a concussion. Assistant research professor Philip Veliz says the prevalence of concussions among adolescents isn’t a topic that’s been researched much at all.

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

The cost of school sports is keeping many kids off the field, according to the latest poll by the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital. 

The poll asked parents of children 12-17 years old across the nation how they felt about participation fees for sports. 

High contact sports pose risk of drug, alcohol use in teens

Oct 23, 2014
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Many parents believe participation in any competitive sport will keep their teenage child from smoking or drinking.  But according to a new  study, they may be in for a disappointment.

A University of Michigan study reports that teens who play sports like  football, wrestling, hockey or lacrosse, are more likely to drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes or marijuana than students who play tennis, run track or swim.