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    Default Young female athletes with concussions take longer to recover, CHOP study finds

    Rita Giordano
    September 19, 2019

    New research from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests that young female athletes who suffer concussions have longer recovery times than their male peers, but not because of differences in strength or hormones as some experts have speculated.
    Rather, it’s because girls tend to take longer to seek or get specialty medical treatment for their injuries, according to the study published this month in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.
    The reason for that delay, said lead author and CHOP sports medicine specialist Christina Master, may be related to the differences in medical coverage during practice and games for girls’ sports, which are often considered lower risk than boys’ sports.

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