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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.

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.

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