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May 16, 2012

Doctor Calls for Three-Concussion Limit on Youth Soccer Players

Should youth soccer players and other young athletes playing contact sports be limited to a "three concussions and you're out (for good)" policy? One Australian expert thinks so.

May 09, 2012

Junior Seau's Suicide Raises Safety Concerns About Youth Football

NFL players have been speaking out about safety concerns over the past week, particularly regarding their children playing youth football.

May 02, 2012

Emergency Room Visits for Youth Concussions Double

Researchers discovered that the number of children being diagnosed with concussions during emergency room visits jumped from 2,126 children in 2001 to 4,967 in 2010, an increase of roughly 58 percent.

April 26, 2012

Students to Receive Free Concussion Testing in NFL Player's Honor

Student-athletes in Muncie, Ind., will begin receiving free concussion tests next month, thanks to a fund set up in honor of deceased Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson.

April 25, 2012

Highlights From the #SportsSafety Concussion Twitter Chat

At 12 p.m. ET Wednesday, the STOP Sports Injury Campaign held its second and final #SportsSafety Twitter chat of the month, in recognition of National Youth Sports Safety Month.

April 24, 2012

NFL's Atlanta Falcons Bring Sports Safety Message to Youth Athletics

Members of the Atlanta Falcons met with youth sports parents and coaches last Thursday to stress the importance of staying safe while playing sports.

April 17, 2012

Catastrophic Brain Injuries Hit All-Time High in H.S. Football

Thirteen high school football players were left permanently disabled as a result of a football-related brain injury in 2011, the most ever in one year.

April 10, 2012

'Double Down' Banned in H.S. Cheerleading Due to Concussion Risk

In an effort to reduce the risk of concussions in cheerleading, the National Federation of State High School Associations recently approved a rule change that bans high school cheerleaders from performing a double twist to a cradle.

April 06, 2012

Idaho Strengthens Youth-Concussion Law by Passing Revision

On Tuesday, Idaho governor C.L. "Butch" Otter signed into law a revision of his state's previous youth-concussion law, one that's much more in line with the youth-concussion legislation already passed by most other states.

April 03, 2012

Stone Phillips Chats About Youth-Football's Concussion Crisis

Investigative reporter Stone Phillips spent an hour Tuesday chatting on PBS.org about the dangers of concussions in youth football, in honor of PBS airing his report, "Hard Hits, Hard Numbers."

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