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.
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July 28, 2014
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.
May 15, 2014
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
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.