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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports up to 170,000 young athletes go to the emergency department every year for possible traumatic brain injuries that include concussion. Many concussions happen on the football field. Experts at Mayo Clinic are teaming up with local high school coaches to make football safer. They're hosting helmet fitting sessions to teach coaches how to make sure athletes' heads are properly protected.
Helping high school hockey players improve their crossover stride. That's the idea behind what's called the flywheel, a new training device developed in Minnesota, and tested in a study supported by USA Hockey and Mayo Clinic. Sports medicine doctors at Mayo are studying this device to see if it helps players skate better.