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August 27, 2013

Paper Examines Consensus Guidelines for Concussed Youth-Athletes

A new paper examines similarities among three new sets of sports-related concussion guidelines to determine what consensus exists.

August 22, 2013

Big Ten Conference Partnering With USA Football to Promote Safety

The Big Ten Conference will partner with USA Football to promote player safety among young student-athletes.

August 13, 2013

Maryland Officials Push Limit on Contact in Youth-Sports Practices

The Maryland education department wants to limit the number of contact practices for youth-athletes who participate in collision sports.

August 12, 2013

1.35 Million Youth-Athletes Went to Emergency Rooms in 2012

More than 1.35 million children went to emergency departments with sports-related injuries in 2012, says a new report.

July 26, 2013

Cumulative Effects of Repetitive Head Impacts Quantified in Study

High school football players appear to be exposed to a greater number of high-level head impacts during practices compared with games.

July 23, 2013

House ESEA Debate Includes Student-Athlete Concussion Concerns

Rep. Ann Kuster's proposed addition to the ESEA bill would have involved the federal government in student-athlete concussion management for the first time.

July 19, 2013

Student-Athlete Concussion Reporting Adjusted in Massachusetts

Only 213 of the state's 689 schools submitted their 2011-12 student-athlete concussion data to the state by last year's deadline.

July 16, 2013

Football Helmet Brand, Age Unrelated to Lower Risk of Concussion

Neither the age nor brand of football helmets makes a difference in the rate of sports-related concussions sustained by student-athletes.

July 15, 2013

University of Nebraska Creating 10-Minute Concussion-Detection Tool

The university will utilize a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine to track blood flow within areas of the brain and detect subtle changes.

June 20, 2013

Play It Safe on Youth-Sports Concussions With New EdWeek E-Book

Playing it Safe: Reducing Concussions and Head Injuries in Youth Sports explores how youth-sports organizations and states are trying to improve student-athlete safety.

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