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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.

April 17, 2015

Sen. Dick Durbin Reintroduces Federal Youth-Concussion Legislation

On Thursday, Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced legislation that would establish a national standard for youth-concussion treatment and prevention.

April 14, 2015

Illinois High School Association Asks Judge to Dismiss Concussion Lawsuit

In a motion filed Friday, the Illinois High School Association asked a judge to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed against it late last year over its handling of youth-football concussions.

April 08, 2015

Bill Aims to Gauge Effectiveness of Montana's Youth-Concussion Law

A bill introduced in the Montana House of Representatives on March 30 seeks to determine how effective the state's youth-concussion law has been over the past two years.

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