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January 27, 2012

Police Open Investigation Into H.S. Coach's Concussion Management

A high school football coach in Pennsylvania is being investigated by police for allegedly allowing his players to return to play despite being concussed, according to a complaint filed Wednesday.

January 26, 2012

Could Concussions Be the Death Knell of Youth Football?

In recent weeks, two articles appear to reach the same conclusion: In its current state, there's a serious possibility that youth football won't be sustainable for much longer.

January 24, 2012

Group Awards Nearly $2 Million for Sports Concussion Research

The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) decided to award more than $845,000 in new grants to fund sports-related concussion and head-injury research during its winter board meeting this past weekend.

January 18, 2012

Minn. Strengthens Youth-Hockey Rules After Hospitalizations

In response to two recent hits that sent youth hockey players to the hospital, the Minnesota State High School League decided to toughen certain types of hockey penalties, effective immediately.

January 10, 2012

Devastating Hits Have Parents Worried About Youth-Hockey Safety

Recently, two hits in the span of a week sent two Minnesota youth hockey players to the hospital, and one of those players ended up paralyzed.

January 09, 2012

Scientists Discover Possible Cure for Certain Heat-Related Deaths

Studies with mice taking a pill containing AICAR has proved 100 percent effective at preventing deaths tied to malignant hyperthermia, according to a new study.

December 28, 2011

Will NFL's Latest Concussion Move Prompt More K-12 Athletic Trainers?

The NFL will now require an athletic trainer watching for concussions at every game, a move which should pay dividends for K-12 sports teams, according to National Athletic Trainers Association president Marjorie Albohm.

December 22, 2011

Should Hockey Allow Fighting? Canadian Doctors Don't Think So

Earlier this week, the Canadian Medical Association Journal ran an editorial titled, "Stop the fighting and play hockey."

December 20, 2011

Colt McCoy Proves Difficulty of Regulating Student-Athlete Head Safety

No matter how many rules are put in place to protect athletes (at all levels) against concussions, athletes can still try and hide their symptoms.

December 06, 2011

Athletic Trainers Suggest How to Prevent Sudden Death in Youth Sports

The National Athletic Trainers' Association released a first-of-its-kind position statement today on sudden death in youth sports, combining 10 older position statements from the organization into one document.

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