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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.

June 05, 2013

Pac-12 Announces Plan to Limit Contact in Football Practices

While this particular move won't have an immediate impact on current high school student-athletes, it's almost certain to affect some in the long run.

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.

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