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USD 431 takes lead in providing concussion testing

HOISINGTON — Traumatic brain injuries  and the possibility of cumulative, lingering effects from concussion have led the Hoisington School District to begin using IMPACT-a computer concussion evaluation system for student athletes.
“We’re just looking out for kids,” said Joel Mason, USD 431 activities director. “This is for up-in the-air cases. It takes the guesswork out, and it’s going to protect kids.”
Mason said that students that show obvious signs of concussion at the sideline will be immediately removed from the game and referred to their family doctor. This test is for players in the grey area.
IMPACT (Immediate Post-concussion ...

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