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App helps evaluate concussions

High school athletes are at a greater risk for concussions than college or even professional athletes because of their developing brains. The Cleveland Clinic developed an app that gives doctors another tool for concussion diagnosis.

Over 1600 athletes were tested with the app before their seasons started to get baseline readings for balance reaction time, memory and vision. They'll be tested again if they suffer a concussion and results are compared.

The app is still only being used at about 50 high schools in Ohio and Iowa, as well as a handful of colleges.

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