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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.

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.

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