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.
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April 20, 2014
April 17, 2014
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
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
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
The Education Commission of the States released an analysis Thursday comparing states' youth-concussion laws to see what lies ahead for such legislation.
March 11, 2014
The National Athletic Trainers' Association released a new position statement on sports-related-concussion management at the fifth annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington, D.C.
March 10, 2014
After suffering a concussion, some youths may feign or exaggerate their persistent symptoms, suggests a study published online today in the journal Pediatrics.
March 07, 2014
Jessica Tonn, a senior cross-country and track & field runner at Stanford University, became the first active D-I athlete to sue the National Collegiate Athletic Association over concussions on Wednesday.
February 25, 2014
Despite the presence of a youth-concussion law, a majority of Washington State high school football and girls' soccer players reported playing with concussion symptoms during the 2012 fall season.
February 20, 2014
On average, football helmets only reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury by 20 percent compared to not wearing a helmet at all.