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The Dangers of Youth Football

Beal, Judy A. DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: November/December 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 6 - p 361
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000379
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing

Pediatric providers working in emergency rooms treat more than 200,000 children ages 5–18 for sports-related head injuries each year. Approximately 3 million youth are playing tackle football today in the United States. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Judy Beal, explains evolving evidence about the dangers of youth tackle football.

Judy A. Beal is a Professor and Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Boston, MA. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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