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Got a concussion? There's an app for that

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Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio

University of Michigan researchers have created a mobile phone app that helps people who suffered a concussion track their symptoms.

Amy Teddy is an Injury Prevention Program Manager at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.  Teddy says the app, called “Return2Play”, will help patients communicate better with their doctors by asking them questions about their recovery from a concussion.

“It may prompt them to consider things they didn’t realize they should be tracking,” says Teddy.

Concerns about the number of young athletes suffering concussions led Governor Rick Snyder to sign legislation this week calling for better training for coaches and others in kids sports.

Football and Girls’ Soccer have the highest instances of concussion in kids sports.