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October 29, 2012

Thousands of Mass. Student-Athletes Suffer Head Injuries in 2011-12

Nearly 3,000 middle- and high-school student-athletes in Massachusetts suffered sports-related concussions during the 2011-12 school year, according to data from the state Department of Public Health.

October 24, 2012

Survey: Many H.S. Football Players Unconcerned About Concussions

A large majority of high school football players expressed in a survey little concern about concussions.

October 18, 2012

NFL Touts Work With Youth-Football Safety

The National Football League's first-ever Health and Safety report devotes five pages of coverage to its youth-safety and -fitness initiatives.

October 08, 2012

N.H. Board Member Proposes Districtwide Ban on Football

A school board member in Dover, New Hampshire, made national waves recently when he proposed banning all of his district's students from playing football due to safety concerns.

October 04, 2012

NFL to Unveil New Ad Highlighting Player-Safety Efforts at All Levels

The new ad, featuring New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and "some kid named 'Ray' " (better known as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis), features an actress playing Lewis' mother expressing her concerns about "her kid" playing football.

September 25, 2012

NCAA Football Concussion Rate Steadies Over Past Eight Years

The National Collegiate Athletic Association released data Friday suggesting that the rate of football-related concussions has remained relatively steady over the past eight years, despite the recent wave of sports-concussion awareness.

September 19, 2012

Book Recommends No Tackle Football, Soccer Headers for U-14 Kids

In a new book, "Concussions and Our Kids," Dr. Robert Cantu recommends restricting youth-athletes under the age of 14 from playing tackle football, body-checking in ice hockey, or heading soccer balls.

September 12, 2012

Is Concussion Research Impacting High School Football Participation?

Realistically, we'll have to wait at least another few years before having the sort of national data that can definitively lead us to such a conclusion.

August 30, 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers, USA Football Launch Youth-Concussion Initiatives

The Pittsburgh Steelers and USA Football aim to teach youth-football players to not lead with their heads while attempting to make a tackle.

August 23, 2012

Calif. Toughens Student-Athlete Concussion Law

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday legislation that requires youth athletic coaches to undergo concussion training, amending the state's youth-concussion law passed in 2011.

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