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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.

April 29, 2014

Conn. Youth-Concussion Bill Advances, Practice-Time Limit Stripped

The Connecticut House of Representatives approved a bill Thursday that would expand the state's youth-concussion law, but a limit on practice time for contact sports failed to survive the legislative process.

April 20, 2014

Institute of Medicine Seeks Concussion-Awareness PSAs From Youth-Athletes

The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council are inviting athletes between the ages of 13 and 22 to submit one-minute public service announcements about the potential ramifications of concussions.

April 17, 2014

Okla. House Votes Down Expansion of Youth-Concussion Law

The bill would have required mandatory annual concussion training for coaches and established penalties for school officials who didn't follow the provisions of the state's youth-concussion law.

April 16, 2014

Brains of Football Players Don't Fully Recover During Offseason, Study Finds

Some football players' brains may not fully recover from hits endured even after six months of no-contact rest during the offseason, suggests a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.

April 15, 2014

Once-Concussed Teenagers Found to Be at Higher Risk for Bullying, Suicide

The findings, from a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, call for doctors and school personnel to be more aware of the behavioral problems that may result from traumatic brain injuries such as concussions.

March 14, 2014

New Analysis Examines All 50 States' Youth-Concussion Laws

The Education Commission of the States released an analysis Thursday comparing states' youth-concussion laws to see what lies ahead for such legislation.

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