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March 17, 2011

New York Ups Ante on Student-Athlete Concussion Rules

In the ongoing battle against student-athlete concussions, New York may be raising the stakes for the rest of the country. (Remember, the NFL has encouraged all 50 states and D.C. to pass concussion laws.) State Sen. Kemp Hannon, chair of the Senate Health Committee, introduced legislation yesterd...

March 04, 2011

Concussion Rate May Be Rapidly Rising for Student-Athletes, Study Finds

The rate of concussions in student-athletes may have more than quadrupled in the past decade, according to a new study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. The study, which examines 25 schools in a large public high school system, found that for every 10,000 times student-athletes stepped on...

February 25, 2011

NFL Encourages All States to Adopt Student-Athlete Concussion Laws

The NFL is urging all 50 states and the District of Columbia to pass legislation targeting concussions in student-athletes.

February 24, 2011

Student-Athlete Concussion Legislation Advancing in Three More States

Colorado, Kansas, and Illinois are all discussing legislation that would force coaches to remove student-athletes from competitions if the athletes are suspected of having a concussion. The Colorado bill, named after a high school football player who died from the concussion-related Second-Impact S...

February 16, 2011

Concussion Awareness Leads to Big Increase in Diagnosis for Student-Athletes, Doctors Say

A panel of doctors from Children's Hospital of Alabama said they've seen about three times as many concussions diagnosed since the adoption of new policies for high school students last year, according to The Birmingham News. "Our sports-related concussion numbers are on the order of three times wh...

February 07, 2011

Concussions: A Potential Solution to Youth Football's Largest Problem in 2011

In honor of the Super Bowl last night, I thought we'd lead off the week talking about football here at Schooled in Sports. But we're not going to break down Aaron Rodgers' heroics; instead, we're going to take a further look at one of football's biggest problems: the growing presence of concussions ...

January 27, 2011

Student-Athlete Concussions Back on Lawmakers' Radar

Yesterday, lawmakers re-introduced legislation to Congress that would force school districts to adopt concussion management plans that educate students, parents, and school personnel about concussion recognition, response, and prevention. The legislation, titled the Protecting Student Athletes From...

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