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concussions

February 2, 2017

Iowa lawmakers take aim at concussions in sports

Iowa legislators have introduced a bill that would require schools to have health care professionals on the sidelines during all contact sports. The bill is currently at the committee level, and it's unclear how much support it has within the legi...


January 13, 2017

Bo Jackson: Risks would have kept me from football

Bo Jackson, one of the all-time greatest two-sport professional athletes, would have never stepped onto a football field had he known the health risks. The Heisman Trophy winner said as much this week, adding that there was "no way" he would allo...


December 27, 2016

Clemson researchers trying to improve helmet facemasks

From Clemson University A team of Clemson University researchers believes it can help make football safer by creating a facemask that helps reduce the severity of head injuries. The researchers are teaming up with Jay Elmore, owner of Green G...


December 12, 2016

Texas launching extensive study of brain injuries in young athletes

Texas this week is launching a massive study to examine brain injuries in young athletes and whether new initiatives are making a difference. The study is commissioned by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and the O'Donnell Brain Institut...


October 18, 2016

Lawsuit accuses Notre Dame of ignoring head injuries

A former Notre Dame football player is part of a class action lawsuit accusing the university of ignoring safety regulations with regard to head injuries. [caption id="attachment_17825" align="alignright" width="301"] A class action lawsuit accus...


September 23, 2016

Limited-contact rules making a difference with concussions

Limiting contact during high school football practices was undoubtedly going to reduce head-impact exposure for athletes, but we were unsure just how much. Now, we finally have an idea. A new study published in the July edition of the Journal ...


September 15, 2016

Study: Rate of injuries among youth soccer players has doubled

A new study released this week suggests that the rate of injuries among youth soccer players has dramatically increased since 1990. The study — conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Childr...


September 13, 2016

Michigan announces concussion report findings for prep athletes

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has completed an unprecedented yearlong collection of head injury reports from its member schools, mandated in 2015-16 for the first time as part of an effort to identify and reduce the incidence of those...