On Thursday, Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced legislation that would establish a national standard for youth-concussion treatment and prevention.
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April 17, 2015
April 14, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.