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How Do Concussions Affect Women Differently Than Men?

Retired soccer star Brandi Chastain has just announced her intention to donate her brain to CTE research. It’s welcome news for researchers exploring growing concerns about concussions and traumatic brain injuries among women. There may well be some differences between how men and women sustain — and then recover — from such injuries, as we learn […]

Retired soccer star Brandi Chastain has just announced her intention to donate her brain to CTE research. It’s welcome news for researchers exploring growing concerns about concussions and traumatic brain injuries among women.

There may well be some differences between how men and women sustain — and then recover — from such injuries, as we learn from Dr. Summer Ott, a neuropsychologist with UT Health Science Center and the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute at the Texas Medical Center.

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