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Format: 04/23/2014
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Sports head injuries can ignite brain overreaction

Monday, September 19th, 2011

A theory published in  the journal Surgical Neurology International states that repeated minor trauma to head can prompt the brain to "overreact," releasing chemicals meant to protect the injured area, but never beginning the healing process.

AGH neurosurgeon Jack Wilberger says the theory has merit, but needs to be investigated among larger patient populations.

To read more, visit the Post-Gazette web site. 

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