Pop Warner, the nation's largest youth football program, experienced a 9.5-percent drop in participation between 2010-12, according to ESPN.com.
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November 13, 2013
November 01, 2013
Researchers suggest findings may lead to better identification and treatment of children with brain injuries who have been diagnosed with depression.
October 30, 2013
Plenty of work remains in terms of changing the youth-sports concussion culture, suggests a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.
October 28, 2013
A special report from TheMMQB.com investigates what lies ahead for youth football given the recent swath of concussion research.
October 27, 2013
After sustaining a concussion, a student-athlete may need to be eased back into his or her normal academic routine, suggests the American Academy of Pediatrics.
October 24, 2013
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
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
Two major developers of concussion-management tools are partnering to expand the way youth-athletes are evaluated for head injuries.
October 07, 2013
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
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.