UConn quarterback Casey Cochran's decision to retire from football could be yet another sign of an evolving culture surrounding concussions in sports.
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September 09, 2014
September 08, 2014
High school students in Minnesota suffered roughly 3,000 sports-related concussions during the 2013-14 school year, according to new estimates from the Minnesota Department of Health.
September 01, 2014
Forty-four percent of parents were not comfortable with the idea of their children playing football, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll released last week.
August 28, 2014
A group of parents and former soccer players filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against FIFA and other youth-soccer organizations over their alleged mishandling of concussions and head trauma.
August 13, 2014
If youth-football programs are looking to prevent concussions, removing front-of-the-head collisions from the game would be a great jumping-off point.
July 30, 2014
Current high school athletes who hope to continue their athletic careers once they arrive at college will not be eligible for concussion screenings under the terms of the proposed settlement.
July 28, 2014
The law prohibits school districts, charter schools, and private schools from holding more than two full-contact football practices per week during the preseason and regular season.
July 10, 2014
Physicians have an ethical duty to educate youth-athletes about the potential short- and long-term risks associated with concussions, the American Academy of Neurology writes in a new position paper.
July 02, 2014
The new "Parents and Pros for Safer Soccer" initiative is calling for all middle school soccer teams and under-14 youth-soccer leagues to ban heading in an attempt to reduce the risk of concussions.
June 20, 2014
California lawmakers have sent a bill to Gov. Jerry Brown that would prohibit middle and high school football teams from holding more than two full-contact practices per week in an attempt to reduce the risk of concussions.