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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.

May 15, 2014

Years of Play and Concussions Linked to Brain Changes in College Football Players

The number of years college football players have spent playing the sport was found to have a significant inverse relationship to the volume of a portion of their brains associated with memory.

May 12, 2014

Emotional Symptoms Found to Develop While Recovering From a Concussion

After children and adolescents suffer a concussion, physical symptoms tend to present immediately, while emotional symptoms such as frustration, irritability, and restlessness may take days or weeks to appear.

May 08, 2014

Youth-Concussion Rate More Than Doubled From 2005 Through 2012

The study authors posit that increased awareness helped lead to the rise in concussion diagnoses from the 2005-06 through 2011-12 school years.

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