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.
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August 29, 2011
August 23, 2011
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
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
In total, 31 states and the District of Columbia now have student-athlete concussion laws on the books.
August 05, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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.