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Concussions are equal-opportunity offenders

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Most of us think of concussions as brain injuries that usually afflict male athletes.  Here in Texas, football is a major contributor to that perception.

But according to Dr. Kenneth Podell, co-founder of Methodist Hospital's Concussion Center, females are more susceptible to concussions than males.

"If you equate gender - males and females playing the same sports - women have higher rate of concussion than men do," said Podell, a neuropsychologist.

The high-risk sport for women, he adds, is soccer.

Texas enacted concussion legislation last year to regulate the way sports organizations deal with brain-rattling injuries.

And it's called "Natasha's Law" – named after a teenage girl who was injured on a soccer field.

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