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Football Helmet Safety

July 24, 2014

With football season about to get underway, Duke concussion specialist Jeff Bytomski, DO, shares his thoughts on a new football helmet rating system that should give parents answers about their child's safety.

Head injuries are a leading cause of emergency room visits among high school athletes, and nearly 30 percent take place on the football field.

In this report, WRAL (CBS-TV) investigates what is being done to improve safety on the field, and Duke concussion specialist Jeff Bytomski, DO, comments on a new helmet rating system that he says parents can use to see where the helmet their child is wearing stands in terms of its safety and effectiveness.

Read more about helmet safety and watch the video here.

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