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April 01, 2015

Concussion Experts Reject Multiple Youth-Hockey Helmets as Unsafe

Researchers from Virginia Tech tested 32 brands of hockey helmets to gauge how well they would protect players against concussion, finding nine unsuitable to be worn.

March 30, 2015

Do Early Football Retirements Dim Prospects for the Sport's Future?

The New York Times' editorial board believes parents must take note of high-profile early retirements from football when weighing their children's participation in the sport.

February 10, 2015

Multiple States Attempting to Strengthen Youth-Concussion Laws

Now that all 50 U.S. states have youth-concussion laws, a number are going back and looking for ways to improve their previously passed legislation.

January 29, 2015

Exposure to Tackle Football at Young Age Linked to Later Cognitive Problems

Former NFL players who began playing tackle football at a young age fared worse as adults in multiple facets of cognition compared to those who began playing tackle football later.

January 22, 2015

South Dakota Activities Association Weighing Changes to Concussion Policy

The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering limiting the amount of full-contact practice allowed in football during the preseason and in weekly practices.

January 13, 2015

Connecticut Board of Education Approves New Concussion Guidelines

Come July 1, student-athletes in Connecticut will be subject to an updated set of concussion guidelines approved by the state board of education on Wednesday.

January 05, 2015

Additional Rest Found to Have No Benefit for Concussion Recovery

According to a new study published online in the journal Pediatrics, there's no clinical benefit to extending the amount of strict rest for student-athletes after a concussion.

December 31, 2014

2014 Year in Review: The Top K-12 Sports Stories of the Year

When looking back on 2014, what K-12 sports stories will we remember? It's hard not to start with the legend of middle school pitcher Mo'ne Davis.

December 29, 2014

Youth-Concussion Laws Led to Massive Increase in Concussion Treatment

The passage of youth-concussion laws and other factors led to a massive increase in medical treatment for concussions over recent years, suggests a study published online in JAMA Pediatrics last week.

December 22, 2014

Big Ten Conference Overhauls Concussion Policy for Student-Athletes

Under the new concussion standards, each school must have an independent neutral athletic trainer on hand in the replay booth.

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