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October 18, 2012

NFL Touts Work With Youth-Football Safety

The National Football League's first-ever Health and Safety report devotes five pages of coverage to its youth-safety and -fitness initiatives.

October 11, 2012

NCAA Appoints First Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Brian Hainline, the chief medical officer of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), has been named to the NCAA post.

October 08, 2012

N.H. Board Member Proposes Districtwide Ban on Football

A school board member in Dover, New Hampshire, made national waves recently when he proposed banning all of his district's students from playing football due to safety concerns.

October 01, 2012

N.J. Governor Signs Law Requiring Defibrillators in Schools

Starting Sept. 1, 2014, all public and private K-12 schools in New Jersey must have automatic external defibrillators on site and in an unlocked location.

September 19, 2012

Book Recommends No Tackle Football, Soccer Headers for U-14 Kids

In a new book, "Concussions and Our Kids," Dr. Robert Cantu recommends restricting youth-athletes under the age of 14 from playing tackle football, body-checking in ice hockey, or heading soccer balls.

September 14, 2012

#SportsSafety Chat Examines Value of K-12 Athletic Trainers

On Wednesday, the STOP Sports Injuries campaign hosted a #SportsSafety Twitter chat about the role of athletic trainers in K-12 sports.

August 30, 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers, USA Football Launch Youth-Concussion Initiatives

The Pittsburgh Steelers and USA Football aim to teach youth-football players to not lead with their heads while attempting to make a tackle.

August 01, 2012

Athletic Trainers Call for Emergency-Prep Reviews at Schools

The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) released an official statement Wednesday encouraging school personnel to conduct "time outs" before each athletic event to review their emergency procedures and protocols.

July 12, 2012

Freeh Report on Penn State Sends Message to All School Administrators

The report, released Thursday morning, accuses Penn State administrative leaders of "total and consistent disregard... for the safety and welfare of [former assistant football coach Jerry] Sandusky's child victims."

July 11, 2012

Highlights From the #SportsSafety Heat-Illness Twitter Chat

On Monday evening, the STOP Sports Injuries Campaign hosted its third-ever #SportsSafety Twitter chat. This particular chat focused on heat acclimatization and heat illness for youth-athletes.

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