In Tuesday night's episode of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the safety of youth football came under the microscope.

Only 12 of 50 states are meeting three or more of the five high school football concussion-prevention recommendations from the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Three-fourths of children across the United States aren't meeting the recommended amount of physical activity per week, according to a report card from the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance.

Though single-sport specialization increases throughout high school, those interested in pursuing an athletic career in college don't need to follow that route, suggests a new study.

The National Basketball Association and USA Basketball unveiled guidelines aimed at reducing burnout and overuse injuries in youth basketball players.

High school girls in Michigan reported head injuries roughly twice as often as boys among those who played the same sports during the 2015-16 school year.

Concussion diagnoses increased by 71 percent from 2010 through 2015 among children between the ages of 10 and 19, according to a new report from Blue Cross Blue Shield.

A high school boys' soccer team in Mesa, Arizona, opted to forfeit a game because the opposing team had two female players.

Bullying is the only health-related concern for children that outpaces obesity among U.S. adults, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.

The National Football League's goal is "to equip parents with the best available information to make decisions about their children's participation in football and other contact sports."


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