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By David Martin

Is it time to take off the helmets?


Concussions have become a major concern in many sports, most notably with football.

In moves made from pee-wee football all the way to the NFL, recognition of how devastating concussions can be to a person’s long-term health has resulted in rule changes and protocols designed to spot and limit the impact of a potential concussion on a player. No doubt, the procedures related to concussion recognition and management will evolve, one of the simplest means of preventing concussions might come with removing a piece of equipment.

Conventionally thinking, a helmet is designed to protect the hea...

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