Despite the presence of a youth-concussion law, a majority of Washington State high school football and girls' soccer players reported playing with concussion symptoms during the 2012 fall season.
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February 25, 2014
February 20, 2014
On average, football helmets only reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury by 20 percent compared to not wearing a helmet at all.
February 18, 2014
A new paper published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine sought to determine whether Washington state's youth-concussion law is actually shaping behaviors.
February 05, 2014
The parents of a 16-year-old who died this past fall from football-related brain trauma have filed a notice of claim against his upstate New York school.
January 28, 2014
A new system will monitor the amount of head contact a student-athlete receives in an effort to reduce the likelihood of concussions and long-term brain damage.
January 27, 2014
Almost 900 high school student-athletes in Idaho suffered a concussion while playing fall sports this school year, which was "lower than expected."
January 24, 2014
The concussion rate for female middle-school soccer players is significantly greater than those previously reported for high school and college athletes.
January 17, 2014
Two bills recently introduced in Virginia and Nebraska would establish a "return to learn" protocol for student-athletes who have sustained concussions.
January 13, 2014
Mississippi, which entered 2014 as the only state without a youth-concussion law, may soon remedy that.
January 09, 2014
Evidence regarding the reliability and validity of computerized neurocognitive testing used to evaluate sports-related concussions remains inconsistent