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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.

December 10, 2013

Higher Altitude, Fewer Concussions? Study Suggests Link for Student-Athletes

Among all high school sports played at altitudes of 600 feet or above, researchers discovered a 31 percent decrease in concussion rates.

December 06, 2013

E-Book on Youth-Sports Concussions Free to Download Through Tuesday

From now through Tuesday, Dec. 10, our Education Week e-book on youth-sports concussions is free to download on Amazon.

November 26, 2013

More Mass. Schools, Student-Athletes Reporting Sports-Related Head Injuries

Middle and high school student-athletes in Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 sports-related head injuries during the 2012-13 school year, according to data from the state health department.

November 22, 2013

House Democrats Reintroduce Federal Student-Athlete Concussion Legislation

A bill reintroduced by two House lawmakers would for the first time establish national standards for the management of concussions sustained by public school student-athletes.

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