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November 23, 2016

HBO's 'Real Sports' Examines Risks, Safety Efforts in Youth Football

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

November 21, 2016

Few States Meeting Guidelines for H.S. Football Concussion Prevention

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.

October 07, 2016

Michigan High School Association Releases Head-Injury Findings for 2015-16

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.

October 03, 2016

Concussion Diagnoses Among Youths Nearly Doubled from 2010 to 2015

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.

September 19, 2016

NFL Announces $100M Safety Initiative With Youth-Football Component

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."

September 12, 2016

Soccer-Related Concussions Increased Drastically Over the Past 25 Years

The annual rate of concussions that sent youth soccer players to the emergency department increased by nearly 1,600 percent from 1990 to 2014, according to a new study.

September 09, 2016

Delaware Expands Youth-Concussion Law to Non-School Leagues

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed a law that expands the state's existing youth-concussion legislation to cover sports leagues not affiliated with schools.

September 03, 2016

New Book Aims to Debunk Myths About Youth-Sports Concussions

In their new book, "Back in the Game," Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher and journalist Joanne Gerstner set out to dispel some of the myths regarding youth-sports concussions.

September 02, 2016

Parents File Class-Action Lawsuit Against Pop Warner Over Head Trauma

Two parents allege Pop Warner Little Scholars, the nation's largest youth-football organization, misled parents about the safety of its program.

September 01, 2016

Limiting Tackling Drills Leads to Fewer High-Magnitude Head Impacts

Youth football leagues could drastically reduce the amount of high-magnitude head impacts their players endure by limiting the amount of time they spend on tackling drills during practice.

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