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Dr. Bennet Omalu Warns Parents And Young Athletes Of Brain Damage Risks In Contact Sports

Paul Sancya / AP

Dr. Bennet Omalu talks with Dr. Ira R. Casson, neurologist and former co-chairman of the NFL Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee, before a House Judiciary Committee hearing in 2010.

Paul Sancya / AP

Just days after millions around the globe watched Super Bowl LII, Dr. Bennet Omalu is releasing a new e-book geared toward parents and young adults about the dangers of the sport. "Brain Damage in Contact Sports: What Parents Should Know Before Letting Their Children Play" was released this week.

Known for his groundbreaking research on concussions, Dr. Omalu explains why now is a great time to have conversations with children about the dangers of head injuries.

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