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.
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August 13, 2014
July 30, 2014
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.