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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.

April 03, 2015

N.C. Now Requiring Athletic Trainers at All H.S. Football Games, Practices

The North Carolina state board of education adopted a policy Thursday requiring licensed athletic trainers or other trained first responders to attend all high school football practices and games.

April 01, 2015

Concussion Experts Reject Multiple Youth-Hockey Helmets as Unsafe

Researchers from Virginia Tech tested 32 brands of hockey helmets to gauge how well they would protect players against concussion, finding nine unsuitable to be worn.

March 30, 2015

Do Early Football Retirements Dim Prospects for the Sport's Future?

The New York Times' editorial board believes parents must take note of high-profile early retirements from football when weighing their children's participation in the sport.

February 10, 2015

Multiple States Attempting to Strengthen Youth-Concussion Laws

Now that all 50 U.S. states have youth-concussion laws, a number are going back and looking for ways to improve their previously passed legislation.

January 29, 2015

Exposure to Tackle Football at Young Age Linked to Later Cognitive Problems

Former NFL players who began playing tackle football at a young age fared worse as adults in multiple facets of cognition compared to those who began playing tackle football later.

January 22, 2015

South Dakota Activities Association Weighing Changes to Concussion Policy

The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering limiting the amount of full-contact practice allowed in football during the preseason and in weekly practices.

January 13, 2015

Connecticut Board of Education Approves New Concussion Guidelines

Come July 1, student-athletes in Connecticut will be subject to an updated set of concussion guidelines approved by the state board of education on Wednesday.

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