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August 13, 2014

Front-of-Head Impacts Take Most Blame for Youth-Football Concussions

If youth-football programs are looking to prevent concussions, removing front-of-the-head collisions from the game would be a great jumping-off point.

July 30, 2014

NCAA Settles Concussion Lawsuit, Establishes $70M Screening Fund

Current high school athletes who hope to continue their athletic careers once they arrive at college will not be eligible for concussion screenings under the terms of the proposed settlement.

July 28, 2014

New Calif. Law Restricts Full-Contact Youth-Football Practices

The law prohibits school districts, charter schools, and private schools from holding more than two full-contact football practices per week during the preseason and regular season.

July 10, 2014

Physicians Have 'Ethical Duty' to Educate Youths About Concussions, Says Academy

Physicians have an ethical duty to educate youth-athletes about the potential short- and long-term risks associated with concussions, the American Academy of Neurology writes in a new position paper.

July 02, 2014

Former U.S. Women's Soccer Stars Seek to Limit Youth-Soccer Headers

The new "Parents and Pros for Safer Soccer" initiative is calling for all middle school soccer teams and under-14 youth-soccer leagues to ban heading in an attempt to reduce the risk of concussions.

June 20, 2014

Calif. Lawmakers Pass Bill Limiting Full-Contact Football Practices

California lawmakers have sent a bill to Gov. Jerry Brown that would prohibit middle and high school football teams from holding more than two full-contact practices per week in an attempt to reduce the risk of concussions.

June 10, 2014

Cheerleading Should Be Classified as a Sport, Nation's Doctors Say

At its annual meeting in Chicago, the American Medical Association adopted a policy recommending that cheerleading be considered a sport at the high school and collegiate levels.

June 03, 2014

Pa. School to Ban Soccer Headers for Middle Schoolers

Beginning this fall, middle school soccer players at a private school in Bryn Mawr, Pa., will no longer be allowed to head the ball under a policy announced last month.

May 29, 2014

White House Summit Focuses on Sports-Related Concussions

At a White House summit on youth-athlete concussions Thursday, President Barack Obama announced a number of new initiatives focused on concussion research and prevention.

May 23, 2014

NBA Star Demonstrates Difficulty of Enforcing Concussion Policies

Game 2 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals provided a not-so-welcome reminder of why concussion policies aren't the be-all, end-all when it comes to the prevention of serious head injuries.

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