Winter Sports and Helmets

By: KKTV 11 News
By: KKTV 11 News

Winter sports can be dangerous, even for experienced athletes. That's why helmets are required for alpine skiers and snowboarders in the Olympics.

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, head injuries remain one of the primary reasons winter sports lovers end up in the Emergency Room.

Now a study out of the journal of the American Medical Association finds that wearing a helmet, even on the bunny slope, is protecting skiers from head trauma.

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