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Concussions on the brain: Pushing for more research on women


January 1, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Katherine Snedaker says she has had 20 concussions, the first three decades ago from a car accident when she was 16. But it wasn't until her son suffered a series of concussions in the sixth grade, around 2008, that she felt compelled to learn all she could about head injuries to help him recover.

During her journey of learning, she has become a nationally known advocate for better research, medical care, and support for girls and women with brain injuries, including concussions.

She founded her nonprofit advocacy group PINK Concussions in 2013 in response to what s...

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