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Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions

Gina "Danger" Mazany is a professional mixed martial arts athlete, and she's helping researchers learn more about head injuries and the female brain.

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Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions

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