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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.

June 17, 2013

South Carolina Becomes 49th State With Youth-Concussion Law

The legislation, which mirrors many other states' youth-concussion laws, was signed by Gov. Nikki Haley the month.

June 10, 2013

After Multiple Concussions, Youths Found to Face Longer Recovery

Children with a history of concussions tend to have a longer-lasting symptoms than those with their first concussion.

June 07, 2013

ImPACT Concussion Tests Found to Be Unreliable at Times

This variance suggests that the tests should only be used as one component of a multi-faceted approach to determining when a student-athlete is ready to return after sustaining a concussion.

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