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Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

Washington (AP) -- President Barack Obama said there must be better medical information about concussions suffered by young athletes.

Obama called attention to youth sports concussions during a White House summit with coaches, students, parents and medical professionals.

Obama said there's a huge public interest in having kids participate in sports. He said it's a central part of American culture that teaches teamwork.

But Obama also said there's both concern and uncertainty about sports concussions. He said it's not limited to football.

Obama said there still aren't solid numbers and at every level, experts are still trying to grasp the scope of the issue.

Obama said people must learn to recognize and respond to concussion symptoms. He said awareness about the problem has improved, but not by much.

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