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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.

November 13, 2013

Pop Warner Participation Drops: Are Head Injuries to Blame?

Pop Warner, the nation's largest youth football program, experienced a 9.5-percent drop in participation between 2010-12, according to

November 01, 2013

Children With Brain Injuries at Higher Risk of Depression, Study Finds

Researchers suggest findings may lead to better identification and treatment of children with brain injuries who have been diagnosed with depression.

October 30, 2013

'Concussion Culture' in Youth Sports Must Continue Evolving, Report Says

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

Concussions and the Future of Youth Football Explored in Special Report

A special report from investigates what lies ahead for youth football given the recent swath of concussion research.

October 27, 2013

Gradual Return to Academics Urged for Concussed Student-Athletes

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

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.

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