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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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State concussion laws are reducing the number of repeated concussions in young athletes

State concussion laws are reducing the number of repeated concussions in young athletes

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  Throughout the past decade, every state in America has passed their own form of regulations aimed at protecting young athletes from concussions. Now, one of the first studies to examine these regulations says they are working. According to the report published in the American Journal of Public Health, these regulations have led to a […]

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Why Parent’s Shouldn’t Be Able To Say When Their Concussed Child Can “Return To Play”

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In the past few years, state governments across the nation have passed countless laws and regulations aimed at protecting young athletes’ brains. Many of these bills are basically the same. Most commonly they designate that players are to be removed from practice and competition when they are suspected of having a concussion. Injured players can […]

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NASCAR Is The Latest Sport To Introduce Questionable “Concussion Regulations”

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The biggest story of the 2016 NASCAR season may have started on the track, but it unfolded far away – in dimly-lit and hushed rooms where Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent months recovering from a brain injury. NASCAR has finally responded to the high-profile injury with a series of new regulations aimed at reducing injuries in […]

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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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Lack of Protocols Leave Concussed Students With No Clear Path Back To Class

Lack of Protocols Leave Concussed Students With No Clear Path Back To Class

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When a person experiences a concussion it puts a stop to everything. School, sports, and even social media take a backseat to rest and rehabilitation. For the first few days it can be almost exciting to get a break from the pressures of school and sports, but before long most start asking “when can I […]

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California Enacts Law Limiting Football Contact During Practice To Prevent Brain Injuries

California Enacts Law Limiting Football Contact During Practice To Prevent Brain Injuries

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It wasn’t too long ago that the last state in the nation signed concussion protocols for school age children into effect and already California has raised the bar with a new set of protocols that may soon be adopted by other states. The new provisions will restrict football practices in which middle and high-school students […]

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