Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. Most injuries were mild, but all concussions are potentially serious and the researchers say the trend raises public health safety concerns. Of almost 215,000 kids on average treated yearly, almost 10 percent – about 21,000 annually had traumatic brain injuries including concussions.
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Research study from the Centers for Disease Control National 2001-2013 data.