By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
February 05, 2012

Baseball players have long been given a "pitch count," a number of pitches they are allowed to throw before they must rest their arms and shoulders.  Now researchers are saying that young athletes who participate in contact sports, chiefly football, should have a similar "hit count" to minimize the number of slams and tackles--and concussions--their brains endure.

Image: Kid in football gear, via Shutterstock


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