October 16, 2019

Study identifies 3 sports with highest concussion rates

A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics found that concussion rates in football games are on the rise. However, the rates of football practice concussions and recurrent concussion in all sports have declined. The study included...

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October 14, 2019

PSA compares youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes

The Concussion Legacy Foundation last week unveiled its "Tackle Can Wait" PSA, comparing the dangers of youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes. The Boston-based organization hopes to change how we handle and understand concussions in sports. ...

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November 1, 2018

Comprehensive concussion study gets $22.5M in new funding

The world's most comprehensive concussion study is being dramatically expanded with an infusion of nearly $22.5 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Defense and the NCAA to examine the impacts of head injuries over several years. The...

August 8, 2018

Iowa providing concussion insurance to high school athletes

Iowa has become the seventh state to provide concussion insurance to all athletes who participate in state-sanctioned sports. The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and its title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau, have secured the HeadStro...

August 8, 2018

Report: Concussions down nearly 10 percent in Michigan HS sports

Concussions are down, according to data compiled by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) during its third year of collecting head injury reports from member high schools. This year’s data reinforces trends that emerged during th...

April 6, 2018

Study: Youth concussions don’t just come from sports

A new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that activities children engage in on a daily basis can result in concussions. While the majority of concussions were relate...

February 2, 2018

Poll: Half of parents would discourage kids from football

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that nearly half of parents would discourage their kids from playing football due to concussion concerns. The same poll was conducted in 2014, when 37% of parents said they would steer their kids away ...

November 21, 2017

Survey: 36 percent of parents would let 10-year-old play football

A survey recently conducted by Today.com found that just 36 percent of parents would let their 10-year-old play tackle football. The survey was part of NBC's Changing the Game TODAY series, which takes a look at the state of youth sports. The firs...