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September 19, 2011

Michael Vick: NFL's Soon-to-Be Role Model on Concussions?

Depending on what happens with Michael Vick, the NFL may end up sending the message that a player's health matters more than championship aspirations, no matter how grandiose they might be.

September 16, 2011

NCAA Sued for Failing to Protect Players From Concussions

The class action lawsuit alleges that the NCAA knew about the consequences of concussions and other head injuries, but chose to ignore said studies at the expense of player safety.

August 31, 2011

Time to Revisit Safety Standards of Youth Football Practices?

Unlike games, no fans or officials typically observe a practice, giving coaches free reign to put their players through torturous, potentially unsafe drills.

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 25, 2011

When Natural Disasters Strike: School Sports Edition

The Little League World Series felt Tuesday's East Coast earthquake, while schools in South Carolina scramble to play football games before Hurricane Irene strikes this weekend.

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 15, 2011

How a High School Football Team Adjusts for Ramadan

Fordsom High School's football team has started its second straight year of two-a-days—going from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.—because a majority of the players are observing Ramadan.

August 08, 2011

Academy of Pediatrics Issues New Heat Guidelines for Student-Athletes

The new guidelines call for student-athletes to receive education about heat illness, a gradual return to physical activity, and immediate removal from play if they're suspected of a heat illness.

August 05, 2011

At Least Three Student-Athletes Die During Heat Wave

With fall youth sports practices starting to kick off, we've seen a slew of tragic headlines over the past week regarding student-athlete deaths.

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.

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