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April 03, 2012

Youth-Concussion Law Update: Wisconsin Makes 36

Wisconsin became the 36th state to enact a youth-concussion law on Monday, as Gov. Scott Walker held a special ceremony at Lambeau Field to commemorate the occasion.

March 23, 2012

Louisville Basketball Players Equip Helmets for Concussion Protection

In an attempt to prevent multiple concussions, a number of Louisville men's basketball players have been wearing mixed-martial-arts helmets in practice this year.

March 20, 2012

More Research Needed Before Linking Soccer 'Headers' to Concussions, Doctors Say

Before declaring soccer 'headers' to be enemies in the ongoing battle against youth concussions, New York-based pediatrician Dr. Ann R. Punnoose urges caution when interpreting a recent study.

March 15, 2012

Youth-Concussion Law Update: Idaho, Wisconsin Advancing Bills

The Wisconsin Senate sent a youth-concussion bill to Gov. Scott Walker, while the Idaho House approved a bill strengthening the youth-concussion law the state already has.

March 06, 2012

Doctor: 'Time to Start Paying Attention' to Youth-Sports Concussions

There's a real need for more high-quality research on youth concussions, writes Dr. Frederick P. Rivara, professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington, in an editorial.

February 29, 2012

Concussion Effects Found More Severe in Teens Than Children, Adults

Teenagers (ages 13-16) feel the effects of concussions more severely than younger children (ages 9-12) and adults, according to a new study from the Université de Montréal.

February 22, 2012

Most Severe Head Hits Occur in Youth Football Practice, Study Finds

The findings of the study raise questions about what drills coaches should expose youth football players to during practice.

February 21, 2012

Wyoming May Expand Youth-Concussion Law to Nonschool Sports

A bill that advanced to the Wyoming Senate floor Monday would expand the provisions of the state's youth concussion law to non-school sports, requiring coaches to undergo concussion training.

February 10, 2012

H.S. Football Players Must Now Leave Field After Losing Helmet

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) announced a slew of rule changes on Thursday, including one that turns football fields into advertising spaces.

February 03, 2012

Sports Legacy Institute Proposes 'Hit Count' for Youth Athletes

The Boston-based institute is calling for all youth organizations to alter their playing rules and limit the amount of head contact that student-athletes endure.

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