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July 29, 2011
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 22, 2011
The heat wave sweeping across the nation has brought heat indexes of 120 in certain parts of the country, causing schools in Tennessee to change the times of the sports practices to keep their student-athletes safe.
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.
June 21, 2011
The National Athletic Trainers' Association released a policy statement on Monday addressing safe weight loss and management practices for student-athletes, noting that unhealthy weight management behaviors decrease athletic performance.
June 20, 2011
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. 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.
May 19, 2011
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 17, 2011
The family of Wes Leonard, who died of cardiac arrest during a basketball game, has banded together to create a foundation for promoting student-athlete safety in his honor.
April 20, 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.