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High School Football And Concussions

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Dr. Thayne Munce is Associate Director of the National Institute for Athletic Health and Performance at Sanford Health. Dr. Samuel Schimelpfenig is a pediatrician with Avera Medical Group. Last night, SDPB-TV aired the documentary “The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer.” The hour-long program examined ways football programs and athletes can reduce concussions and the risk of long-term injury by playing smarter. The doctors offered their perspectives on how concussions occur in youth and high school sports and effective ways to reduce them.