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Concussion clinics spread as risks worry parents

The drumbeat of alarming stories linking concussions among football players and other athletes to brain disease has led to a new and mushrooming American phenomenon: the specialized youth sports concussion clinic, which one day may be as common as a mall.

In the past three years, dozens of youth concussion clinics have opened in nearly 35 states — outpatient centers often connected to large hospitals that are now filled with young athletes complaining of headaches, amnesia, dizziness, or problems concentrating. The proliferation of clinics, however, comes at a time when there is still no agreed-upon formula for treating the injuries.

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