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February 18, 2014

Effectiveness of a State's Youth-Concussion Law Studied

A new paper published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine sought to determine whether Washington state's youth-concussion law is actually shaping behaviors.

February 05, 2014

Parents of Deceased H.S. Football Player File Notice of Claim Against School

The parents of a 16-year-old who died this past fall from football-related brain trauma have filed a notice of claim against his upstate New York school.

January 28, 2014

New 'Hit Count' System Aims to Reduce Head Injuries in Contact Sports

A new system will monitor the amount of head contact a student-athlete receives in an effort to reduce the likelihood of concussions and long-term brain damage.

January 27, 2014

Concussion Rate 'Lower Than Expected' Among H.S. Athletes in Idaho

Almost 900 high school student-athletes in Idaho suffered a concussion while playing fall sports this school year, which was "lower than expected."

January 24, 2014

Concussion Rate for Female Middle-School Soccer Players Higher Than Reported

The concussion rate for female middle-school soccer players is significantly greater than those previously reported for high school and college athletes.

January 17, 2014

'Return-to-Learn' Protocol for Concussed Student-Athletes Proposed in Va., Neb.

Two bills recently introduced in Virginia and Nebraska would establish a "return to learn" protocol for student-athletes who have sustained concussions.

January 13, 2014

Mississippi Lawmakers Aiming to Enact Youth-Concussion Legislation in 2014

Mississippi, which entered 2014 as the only state without a youth-concussion law, may soon remedy that.

January 09, 2014

Neurocognitive-Concussion-Test Results Found to Be Inconsistent

Evidence regarding the reliability and validity of computerized neurocognitive testing used to evaluate sports-related concussions remains inconsistent

January 06, 2014

Cognitive Rest Tied to Quicker Recovery From Concussions

Student-athletes who abstain from regular cognitive activity may face a shorter recovery time after sustaining a concussion, suggests a new study in the journal Pediatrics.

December 11, 2013

Subconcussive Hits Found to Affect Memory, Learning in Some Youth-Athletes

Certain brain regions in a subgroup of both contact- and non-contact-sport athletes were altered by repetitive head impacts within a single season.

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