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July 29, 2011

NFL's Emphasis on Safety Sends Message to Youth Football

The NFL's new bargaining agreement takes the next step towards improving football safety standards at all levels: youth, collegiate, and professional

July 28, 2011

Youth-Concussion-Law Watch: Illinois Makes 31

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

Schools Change Sports Practice Times for Student Safety

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

Panel: Better Equipment Won't Prevent All Student-Athlete Concussions

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

Athletic Trainers' Group Releases Weight-Management Guidelines

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

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.

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 17, 2011

Foundation Seeks to Honor Deceased Athlete by Promoting Safety Laws

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

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.

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