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Test helps doctors treat concussions

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Some North Texas schools are having their student athletes take a test that measures their brain function.

They want the information in case one of the students gets a concussion.

It's a baseline exam that allows doctors to compare the athlete's brain function before the injury, helping them to determine a treatment and decide when the athlete can safely return to a game.

"It allows us to dictate academic restrictions, cognitive restrictions, technological restrictions. In other words not watching TV, not listening to loud music and not texting, no Facebook," said Dr. James Sterling.

Student athletes from Trinity Christian Academy took the test on Wednesday.

Dr. Sterling is hoping all school districts will make the exam mandatory.

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