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February 02, 2012

NFL Brings Youth Health and Safety Message to Super Bowl

With the Super Bowl coming to town this week, roughly 50 youth football players from the Indianapolis area took part in a health and safety football clinic.

January 30, 2012

CNN Documentary Examines Youth Football's Concussion Crisis

Sunday night on CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported on the dangers of concussions in high school football in the premiere of his documentary, "Big Hits, Broken Dreams."

January 27, 2012

Police Open Investigation Into H.S. Coach's Concussion Management

A high school football coach in Pennsylvania is being investigated by police for allegedly allowing his players to return to play despite being concussed, according to a complaint filed Wednesday.

January 26, 2012

Could Concussions Be the Death Knell of Youth Football?

In recent weeks, two articles appear to reach the same conclusion: In its current state, there's a serious possibility that youth football won't be sustainable for much longer.

January 24, 2012

Group Awards Nearly $2 Million for Sports Concussion Research

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) decided to award more than $845,000 in new grants to fund sports-related concussion and head-injury research during its winter board meeting this past weekend.

January 23, 2012

Effects of Early-Childhood Brain Injuries Can Last 10 Years or More

Children who suffer brain injuries in early childhood can have lingering effects for at least 10 years, according to a study published Monday in Pediatrics.

January 18, 2012

Schools Expanding Reach of Concussion Policies for Students

The N.J. state legislature, a few N.Y. schools, and one Mass. district have all decided to go above and beyond what their state's concussion law originally called for.

December 29, 2011

Phys. Ed. & Concussions Dominate the Top K-12 Sports Stories of 2011

Recapping a year's worth of Schooled in Sports posts, with a heavy focus on the concussion epidemic in youth sports and the resurgence of physical education in schools.

December 28, 2011

Will NFL's Latest Concussion Move Prompt More K-12 Athletic Trainers?

The NFL will now require an athletic trainer watching for concussions at every game, a move which should pay dividends for K-12 sports teams, according to National Athletic Trainers Association president Marjorie Albohm.

December 22, 2011

Should Hockey Allow Fighting? Canadian Doctors Don't Think So

Earlier this week, the Canadian Medical Association Journal ran an editorial titled, "Stop the fighting and play hockey."

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