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Two states propose bills banning youth tackle football to prevent CTE

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Two bills were proposed in state legislatures this week that would ban tackle football in youth football organizations before the age of 12, citing concerns about the risks for long-term brain trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The bill proposed in Illinois is named the “Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE” after the former Chicago Bears […]

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Gov. Fallin Signs Law Updating Oklahoma’s Concussion Standards

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Oklahoma is updating its laws regarding how concussions experienced by young athletes are treated and managed by parents and athletic staff. This week Gov. Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 1164 into law, with its new standards going into effect starting Nov. 1. The bill was led by A.J. Griffin, R-Guthrie, in the state Senate and […]

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States Across The Country Are Strengthening Concussion Legislation

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The United States hit a big milestone in health and safety once all 50 states enacted youth-concussion laws, but many states around the country are taking a progressive stance by working to improve on their existing legislation. Find out how legislators are working to keep children’s brains safer here.

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Local Group Calls For An Update To Oklahoma’s Concussion Legislation

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Before the NFL and the media brought the concussion debate into the homes of families across the country, Oklahoma was one of the first states to pass legislation mandating concussion treatment and management plans for high school athletes. That was just a few years ago, back in 2010. At the time, the legislation was widely […]

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All 50 States Have Laws Protecting Student-Athletes From Concussions

All 50 States Have Laws Protecting Student-Athletes From Concussions

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You might not be able to tell by looking at the headlines, but the push to protect athletes from traumatic brain injuries has made some huge progress over the past years. It just might not be where you’re looking. Athletes are still suffering concussions on a daily basis across the nation, but school age athletes […]

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