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May 06, 2013

Initial Severity of Concussion Symptoms Tied to Longer Recovery Time

The more severe a student-athlete's initial concussion symptoms are, the longer it's likely to take for him or her to fully recover.

April 24, 2013

Georgia Becomes 46th State With Youth-Concussion Law

The new Georgia youth-concussion law contains all three major provisions of the National Football League's model legislation, the Lystedt Law.

April 22, 2013

Conn. Lawmakers Advance Bill to Study Student-Athlete Injury Rates

A Conn. committee recommended passage of a bill that would require the state to establish a two-year pilot program to study the incidence of injuries in high school sports.

April 15, 2013

Tenn. Gov. Signs Youth-Concussion Law; Montana's Bill Advances

Tennessee has become the 45th state to have a youth-concussion law, and Montana may not be far behind.

April 11, 2013

Arkansas Passes Youth-Concussion Law; Two Others Soon to Follow?

Arkansas' youth-concussion law doesn't go as far as most other states, as it only launches a pilot project on concussion management.

March 27, 2013

Youth-Concussion Legislation Progressing Through Final States

Six of the seven states without youth-concussion laws are moving such bills through their legislatures.

March 27, 2013

Notre Dame Researchers Reveal Voice-Based Concussion-Detection Tool

A team of Notre Dame researchers developed a sideline concussion detection tool that analyzes a student-athlete's voice for the signs of a concussion.

March 22, 2013

Illinois House Panel Halts Bill to Limit Tackling in Youth Football

An Illinois House committee voted to table a bill that would have placed a limit on the number of full-contact practices allowed by youth-football coaches.

March 19, 2013

Academy of Neurology Releases Updated Sports-Concussion Guideline

Student-athletes' recovery from a concussion should be assessed on a case-by-case basis, the American Academy of Neurology recommends.

March 15, 2013

NFL, General Electric Launch $60M Brain-Injury Partnership

The NFL and GE launched a four-year, $60 million partnership aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries like concussions.

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