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There's been a lot of media coverage lately about concussions in sports like football and hockey. Doctors are urging players and coaches to take these head injuries seriously and to have injured athletes evaluated by a concussion expert. But what if you live in a rural area that doesn't have a neurologist? How can injured athletes get the care they need? Mayo Clinic has the answer. Telemedicine.
More than a half million kids play hockey in the United States and there's a renewed push to keep them from getting hurt. The national governing body for the sport, USA Hockey just released a new video demonstrating better ways for heads-up play on the ice — that could keep some athletes from ending up in a wheelchair. Here's Dennis Douda for the Mayo Clinic News Network.