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May 30, 2013

New Youth-Football Safety-Advisory Committee Meets for First Time

A new advisory committee focused on youth-football safety convened for the first time today at the headquarters of the National Football League in New York City.

May 20, 2013

Few Injuries Reported in Preliminary Results of Football Survey

More than 90 percent of youth tackle-football players avoided sustaining an injury that restricted their participation during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

May 17, 2013

Study Compares Facets, Shortcomings of States' Youth-Concussion Laws

A new study compares the slate of youth-concussion laws enacted between 2009 and 2012 to see where states stand to improve.

May 16, 2013

Youth-Concussion-Law Update: Montana and W.Va. Join the Club

Both Montana and West Virginia have enacted youth-concussion laws within the past month, becoming the 47th and 48th states to do so, respectively.

May 10, 2013

Texas May Begin Restricting Contact in High School Football Practices

High school football coaches in Texas could soon be facing restrictions on the amount of full contact allowed in practices per week.

May 07, 2013

Many H.S. Football Players Would Play Through Concussion Symptoms

A majority of high school football players believe it's OK to play through concussion symptoms despite knowing the risk of serious injury, finds a new study.

May 06, 2013

Initial Severity of Concussion Symptoms Tied to Longer Recovery Time

The more severe a student-athlete's initial concussion symptoms are, the longer it's likely to take for him or her to fully recover.

April 24, 2013

Georgia Becomes 46th State With Youth-Concussion Law

The new Georgia youth-concussion law contains all three major provisions of the National Football League's model legislation, the Lystedt Law.

April 22, 2013

Conn. Lawmakers Advance Bill to Study Student-Athlete Injury Rates

A Conn. committee recommended passage of a bill that would require the state to establish a two-year pilot program to study the incidence of injuries in high school sports.

April 15, 2013

Tenn. Gov. Signs Youth-Concussion Law; Montana's Bill Advances

Tennessee has become the 45th state to have a youth-concussion law, and Montana may not be far behind.

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