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October 07, 2011

CDC Finds 60 Percent Increase in Youth-Athlete Head Injuries

Over the past eight years, reported traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in youth athletes rose by nearly 100,000, according to a report issued by the Centers for Disease Prevention Control on Thursday.

October 03, 2011

Roger Goodell Wants Youth-Concussion Laws in Every State

In front of an audience of over 2,000 neurosurgeons at the 2011 Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Goodell spoke about how concussions have affected his league and the sport of football in general.

September 29, 2011

Second Youth-Concussion Lawsuit Filed Against NCAA

The two lead plaintiffs in this suit, former college football players, say "their lives have been fundamentally altered as the result of brain trauma that could have been prevented."

September 27, 2011

CDC to Create National Youth-Concussion Guidelines

The CDC will form an expert panel during the next year to define the need, scope, and expectations of federal concussion guidelines for student-athletes.

September 27, 2011

Concussions Force Student-Athlete to Retire From Football

Nolan Brewster, a junior at the University of Texas, is retiring from football because of concussions and migraines, the team announced Monday.

September 26, 2011

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Signs Youth-Concussion Law

The law requires parents to sign a concussion awareness form, and calls for any student-athlete suspected of a concussion to be removed from play immediately.

September 20, 2011

Concussion Expert Wins $500K MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, professor of exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was named one of the 22 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today.

September 19, 2011

Michael Vick: NFL's Soon-to-Be Role Model on Concussions?

Depending on what happens with Michael Vick, the NFL may end up sending the message that a player's health matters more than championship aspirations, no matter how grandiose they might be.

September 16, 2011

NCAA Sued for Failing to Protect Players From Concussions

The class action lawsuit alleges that the NCAA knew about the consequences of concussions and other head injuries, but chose to ignore said studies at the expense of player safety.

September 01, 2011

Delaware Rings in School Year With New Concussion Law

Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed his state's youth concussion law on Tuesday, making Delaware the 32nd state (along with the District of Columbia) to have one.

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