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December 20, 2011

Colt McCoy Proves Difficulty of Regulating Student-Athlete Head Safety

No matter how many rules are put in place to protect athletes (at all levels) against concussions, athletes can still try and hide their symptoms.

December 06, 2011

Athletic Trainers Suggest How to Prevent Sudden Death in Youth Sports

The National Athletic Trainers' Association released a first-of-its-kind position statement today on sudden death in youth sports, combining 10 older position statements from the organization into one document.

December 06, 2011

Study: Teens, Girls More Likely to Suffer Headaches After Head Trauma

With over 500,000 children suffering TBIs each year, according to the study authors, teachers and coaches alike must keep in mind that a TBI can be a long-term, multi-month injury, despite no visible damage.

November 29, 2011

Youth Soccer 'Headers' May Lead to Brain Injuries, Study Suggests

Athletes who often "head" soccer balls were found to have brain abnormalities similar to those found in patients with traumatic brain injuries, according to a new study.

November 16, 2011

Study: Minor Head Hits May Cause Brain Injury to Young Athletes

Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center found that brain scans of high school hockey and football players sometimes showed subtle hints of injury, even if the players didn't suffer concussions.

November 15, 2011

Youth-Concussion-Law Watch: Pa. Makes 35

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett signed a statewide youth-concussion law on Monday, making Pennsylvania the 35th state (along with the District of Columbia) to have one.

November 15, 2011

NFL Commissioner Speaks to Youth Football Players About Safety

Before the New England Patriots took on the New York Jets this past Sunday night, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hosted roughly 200 youth football players, parents, and coaches to a forum devoted to player safety.

November 11, 2011

Stanford Football Players Lend Mouths to Concussion Research

The researchers are aiming to determine if any positions are more susceptible to concussions, along with what types of collisions between players cause concussions.

November 03, 2011

NFL's Concussion Push With Referees Bodes Well for Youths

The NFL is now requiring referees to be on the lookout for concussions in players, a change that should start seeping down to youth football before long.

October 17, 2011

High School Football Player Dies From Head Injury in N.Y.

A seemingly routine play turned quickly tragic on Friday night in Phoenix, New York, as a student-athlete was declared dead roughly two hours after sustaining a head injury during a high school football game.

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