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August 29, 2011

Pediatrics Academy Advises Doctors to Oppose Youth Boxing

Doctors should "vigorously oppose boxing in youth" and encourage participation in sports that don't revolve around impacts to the head, according to the policy statement.

August 23, 2011

Federation Forces States' Hands on Youth-Concussion Action

The National Federation of State High School Associations can't mandate that schools adopt their new concussion policy, but they can strongly suggest that states follow their lead.

August 19, 2011

Arizona First to Mandate Concussion Education for Athletes

Earlier this week, Arizona introduced a first-of-its-kind concussion education program that requires all student-athletes to pass a formal concussion test before being cleared for sports.

August 11, 2011

Measuring the Spread of Youth-Concussion Laws

In total, 31 states and the District of Columbia now have student-athlete concussion laws on the books.

August 05, 2011

A First-Person Account of What a Concussion Feels Like

Elizabeth Landau, who writes about health issues for CNN.com, published a piece earlier this week detailing her experience with a recent concussion.

August 03, 2011

One Million Youths to Get Free Baseline Concussion Tests

Dick's Sporting Goods and ImPACT Applications are teaming up to provide free baseline concussion tests and education to one million youth athletes.

July 28, 2011

Youth-Concussion-Law Watch: Illinois Makes 31

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed his state's student-athlete concussion bill into law this morning, making Illinois the 31st U.S. state with a youth concussion law on the books.

July 20, 2011

Study: Just One Brain Injury May Cause Long-Term Damage

A new study finds that people who suffer traumatic brain injuries—such as concussions—could be permanently changing their brains for the worse.

July 15, 2011

Study: Baseline Concussion Tests Critical for Accurate Diagnosis

All student-athletes need individual concussion baselines before the start of a sport season for accurate diagnosis, according to a new study.

June 22, 2011

Panel: Better Equipment Won't Prevent All Student-Athlete Concussions

While improvements in helmet design have helped reduce the prevalence of concussions in sports, it's unlikely that any amount of equipment improvements will entirely prevent concussions, a panel of sports science professors said on Monday.

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