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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.

March 11, 2014

Athletic Trainers' Association Releases New Concussion-Management Statement

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

Some Youths May Be Exaggerating Postconcussive Symptoms, Study Suggests

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

Stanford Runner Becomes First Active D-I Athlete to Sue NCAA Over Concussions

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 Youth-Concussion Law, Many Athletes Play With Concussion Symptoms

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

Football Helmets Don't Prevent Some Concussion-Causing Impacts, Study Says

On average, football helmets only reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury by 20 percent compared to not wearing a helmet at all.

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