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Boxing Head Trauma and Other Dangers

A bowling ball thrown at 20 mph. That's how powerful a pro boxer's punch can be. What does that do to a boxer? What are the immediate and long-term effects of life in the ring? Can boxers protect against head injuries, or is trauma inevitable? Doctors weigh in on the debate. Plus, the boxing commission chairwoman talks about boxing insurance and other changes in the pipeline. Are you a boxer or athlete? Is boxing that dangerous? Are the current safeguards enough? Join the discussion below!

Pat Lundvall, Chair, Nevada Boxing Commission
Cindy Bir, Prof of Biomedical Engineering and Dir of Research of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wayne State University

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Thursday, September 16, 2010