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NYU Stories Salon: Should You Let Your Kids Play Football?

Perri Klass, professor of pediatrics and director of NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, discusses her new book, "Second Impact," a young adult novel she wrote with her brother, David Klass. The book's protagonists are a high school quarterback and the intrepid student journalist who's inspired to investigate the science of head trauma as her school's team makes its determined run at a championship. In this interview, Klass, a pediatrician, describes the risk of brain injury for young athletes involved in multiple collisions and sheds light on the delicate process of deciding when a hurt player is ready to get back in the game.

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