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October 24, 2013

Poll: Youth-Football Head Injuries a Concern for 1 in 3 Americans

Thirty-three percent of Americans are less likely to allow their children to play football due to what they know about head injuries and long-term brain damage.

October 22, 2013

Researchers Question Alternate Forms of ImPACT Concussion Tests

The alternate forms of the ImPACT neurocognitive test aren't necessarily reliable when evaluating whether someone has sustained a concussion, a study suggests.

October 14, 2013

ImPACT, King-Devick Test Announce Concussion-Management Partnership

Two major developers of concussion-management tools are partnering to expand the way youth-athletes are evaluated for head injuries.

October 07, 2013

Youth-Sports Organizations Join Together in New Concussion Coalition

A number of the nation's largest youth-sports organizations have formed a new coalition that aims to protect young athletes against concussions.

October 02, 2013

Emergency-Room Visits for Youth-Sports Concussions Rapidly Rising

A children's hospital in Cincinnati experienced a 92 percent increase in the number of emergency-room visits for sports-related traumatic brain injuries between 2002 and 2011.

October 01, 2013

Calif. Expands Youth-Concussion Law to Private, Charter Schools

California private and charter schools must immediately remove any student-athlete from play if he or she is suspected of having sustained a concussion.

September 24, 2013

Age Not a Factor in Post-Concussion Symptoms, Study Finds

Middle and high school student athletes aren't prone to more severe concussion symptoms than collegiate athletes, a new study finds.

September 16, 2013

N.Y. Attorney General Warns Against 'Concussion-Proof' Helmets

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is out to remind parents that there's no such thing as a "concussion-proof" football helmet.

September 05, 2013

Concussion-Prevention Video Game Launches in Arizona

The game, called Barrow Brain Ball, aims to teach youth-athletes how to safely avoid collisions with other players.

August 29, 2013

Youth-Sports Implications of the NFL's Concussion-Lawsuit Settlement

The settlement also includes a separate research and education fund of $10 million, part of which will go toward youth football.

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