Women Experience Concussions Differently

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A national leader in gender differences in medicine says physicians need to be aware women have different experiences when they have a concussion.  Kim Templeton, MD, orthopedic surgeon at The University of Health System, reports women are more likely to have concussions in the first place because of their different neck muscles.  Dr. Templeton also notes their post-concussion symptoms can be distinct from men. These differences impact more than just athletes but women who have suffered trauma as well.

In the video, Dr. Templeton discusses the differences and what doctors should look for.  She also notes there are steps women can take.  The interview is followed but video of female athletes in action.