PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) –
A specialized collar can help reduce brain damage in student athletes.
Researchers at the children's hospital in Cincinnati have equipped a girls' football team with a collar that exerts a slight pressure on the neck.
That safely fills the brain, making it less likely to move. Doctors found that players who wore collars had limited influence on the brain.
This is important because even small hits can accumulate over the years and have long-lasting effects.
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