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June 20, 2011

Study Highlights Dangers of Premature Return From Concussions

A number of student-athlete deaths caused by head trauma were potentially preventable with better return-to-play guidelines and more effective equipment, according to a new study.

June 17, 2011

N.C. Gov. Signs Student-Athlete Concussion Law

N.C. Gov. Beverly Purdue signed the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act into law on Thursday, which requires schools to provide annual education about concussion awareness to student-athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers, and first responders.

June 15, 2011

Student-Athlete Concussion Roundup: Three More States Advance Legislation

New York, Rhode Island, and Illinois are all moving closer to passing stricter laws regarding student-athletes suspected of sustaining concussions.

June 07, 2011

Should Schools Make Baseline Concussion Tests Mandatory?

One area that's largely yet to be explored in states' new concussion laws: concussion baseline tests.

May 19, 2011

Proposed Football Helmet Legislation Draws Out Lobbyists

Legislation targeting the makers of football helmets, introduced in Congress back in March, has resulted in a slew of lobbyists coming out of the woodwork from helmet makers, safety organizations, and advocacy groups.

May 06, 2011

Can Headbands Help Prevent Student-Athlete Concussions?

A growing number of soccer teams in Colorado are adopting protective headbands for their players, as the headbands may help protect the athletes from sport-related traumatic head injury.

April 20, 2011

Student-Athlete Concussion News Roundup: April 2011

With concussions in student-athletes only gaining more attention across the U.S., we give some quick-hit updates on some of the latest concussion news.

April 15, 2011

How One Young Athlete's Death Inspired a Concussion-Fighting Community

A former school psychologist, inspired by a student-athlete's death, created a community-based concussion management system that she hopes to spread to other school districts.

April 05, 2011

Why New Concussion Rules Aren't 'Wussifying' Sports

An epidemic of head injuries and concussions in sports have even the most ardent supporters of physicality reconsidering their positions.

April 01, 2011

Colorado Passes Most Sweeping Youth-Concussion Law in U.S.

Colorado's governor signed the most sweeping youth concussion legislation in the U.S. into law, setting a new precedent for state concussion laws.

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