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July 24, 2015

HBO Segment Puts Youth-Soccer Headers Under the Microscope

A recent episode of HBO's Real Sports featured two former U.S. women's national team stars, Cindy Parlow Cone and Brandi Chastain, speaking about their campaign to remove headers from youth soccer.

July 16, 2015

Tweaks to Practice Rules for H.S. Football Look to Reduce Concussions in Ohio

The Ohio High School Athletic Association adopted policy changes Monday that limit the amount of full-contact practice allowed for football players in an attempt to reduce the risk of concussions.

July 13, 2015

Player-to-Player Contact Found to Cause Most Concussions in H.S. Soccer

Banning headers in high school soccer may not be the most effective way to limit concussions among players, suggests a new study, as athlete-to-athlete contact was at fault far more often.

July 03, 2015

Oregon Becomes First State to Mandate Coach Enrollment in Heads Up Football

Beginning in 2016, all high school football coaches in Oregon will be required to enroll in USA Football's Heads Up Football program, which aims to make football safer by teaching proper playing techniques.

June 10, 2015

American Medical Association Adopts Policy to Prevent Youth Concussions

The American Medical Association adopted a new policy Tuesday during its annual meeting in Chicago aimed at reducing the risk of concussions among youth-athletes.

June 03, 2015

SEC to Begin Requiring Independent Medical Observers at Football Games

The Southeastern Conference passed a regulation requiring an independent medical observer for all SEC and home non-conference football games beginning this fall.

May 11, 2015

Students Report Host of Academic Issues When Recovering From Concussions

While recovering from the symptoms of a concussion, a vast majority of students reported having one or more issues that impaired their academic work, according to a new report.

May 07, 2015

Concussion Rate for H.S. Football Players Found Higher in Games Than Practices

More concussions occurred during practices as opposed to games in both high school and collegiate football in 2012 and 2013, but the concussion rate at both levels was higher during games.

May 05, 2015

Illinois Bill Would Regulate Return to Class for Students With Concussions

The Illinois Senate unanimously approved a bill that would require concussion oversight teams that would establish return-to-play and return-to-learn protocols.

April 21, 2015

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board Calls for Stricter Youth-Concussion Rules

In response to a lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association over youth-football concussions, the Chicago Sun-Times' editorial board wants to see stricter concussion rules enacted statewide.

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