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July 16, 2013

Football Helmet Brand, Age Unrelated to Lower Risk of Concussion

Neither the age nor brand of football helmets makes a difference in the rate of sports-related concussions sustained by student-athletes.

July 15, 2013

University of Nebraska Creating 10-Minute Concussion-Detection Tool

The university will utilize a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine to track blood flow within areas of the brain and detect subtle changes.

June 25, 2013

'Best Practice' Policies Focus on Preventing Student-Athlete Deaths

A task force of leading health professionals are offering best-practice policies on how to prevent youth sports-related deaths caused by common injuries such as concussions and cardiac arrest.

June 21, 2013

EdWeek E-book on Youth Concussions Published

Education Week has released a new e-book on youth concussions.

June 20, 2013

Play It Safe on Youth-Sports Concussions With New EdWeek E-Book

Playing it Safe: Reducing Concussions and Head Injuries in Youth Sports explores how youth-sports organizations and states are trying to improve student-athlete safety.

June 17, 2013

South Carolina Becomes 49th State With Youth-Concussion Law

The legislation, which mirrors many other states' youth-concussion laws, was signed by Gov. Nikki Haley the month.

June 10, 2013

After Multiple Concussions, Youths Found to Face Longer Recovery

Children with a history of concussions tend to have a longer-lasting symptoms than those with their first concussion.

June 07, 2013

ImPACT Concussion Tests Found to Be Unreliable at Times

This variance suggests that the tests should only be used as one component of a multi-faceted approach to determining when a student-athlete is ready to return after sustaining a concussion.

June 06, 2013

Study: Most Youth-Football Concussions Occur in Games, Not Practices

Of the 20 concussions recorded in a youth-football league during 2011, only two occurred in practice, while the remaining 18 happened during a game.

June 05, 2013

Youth-Concussion Update: New Vt. Law Signed, S.C. Bill Advances

Vermont student-athletes will now be barred from continuing to participate in a school-based athletic event if they've sustained a concussion.

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