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September 09, 2014

College Quarterback Retires Due to Concussions

UConn quarterback Casey Cochran's decision to retire from football could be yet another sign of an evolving culture surrounding concussions in sports.

September 08, 2014

Minnesota Tallies Concussions Among H.S. Student-Athletes

High school students in Minnesota suffered roughly 3,000 sports-related concussions during the 2013-14 school year, according to new estimates from the Minnesota Department of Health.

September 01, 2014

44 Percent of Parents Not Comfortable With Their Children Playing Football

Forty-four percent of parents were not comfortable with the idea of their children playing football, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll released last week.

August 28, 2014

FIFA and Youth Soccer Organizations Sued Over Handling of Head Injuries

A group of parents and former soccer players filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against FIFA and other youth-soccer organizations over their alleged mishandling of concussions and head trauma.

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.

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