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Redskins-Falcons takeaways: Derrius Guice looks like he’s back; Jordan Reed in…

08-23-2019

Redskins-Falcons takeaways: Derrius Guice looks like he’s back; Jordan Reed in concussion protocol after win  The Washington PostHere are four takeaways from the Washington Redskins' 19-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons in their third preseason game. Win provides blueprint: Whether teams ...

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Brian Brooks and Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen: Insomnia treatment linked to faster concussion…

08-23-2019

Brian Brooks and Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen: Insomnia treatment linked to faster concussion recovery in kids  Vancouver SunActive kids sustain injuries. It is estimated that every year more than 100000 Canadian children and adolescents get a concussion while participating in normal ...

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NFL 2019: Belief in Buffalo is Bills closer to contending -…

08-22-2019

NFL 2019: Belief in Buffalo is Bills closer to contending  Miami HeraldThere's a growing belief in Buffalo that the Bills are closer to becoming contenders after GM Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott spent past two years ...

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College football takes aim at its greatest issues as it tries…

08-22-2019

College football takes aim at its greatest issues as it tries to reinvent the game for the future  CBS SportsWhere is college football headed five or 10 years from now? That's what the sport is trying to figure out.

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100 things we love about high school football - Orlando Sentinel

08-22-2019

100 things we love about high school football  Orlando SentinelIn celebration of the birth of the Florida High School Athletic Association in the spring of 1920, which makes this the 100th year of FHSAA football, we give you ...

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Former soccer star helps educate girls about concussions - messenger-inquirer

08-22-2019

Former soccer star helps educate girls about concussions  messenger-inquirerIt was a short drive she had made countless times, from her home in Maryland's Frederick County to a secluded soccer field 30 minutes away, yet Brittni Souder ...

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Concussion in Kids - The Good Men Project

08-22-2019

Concussion in Kids  The Good Men ProjectBy improving sleep, research shows that post-concussion symptoms in adolescents may also get better. (Shutterstock). Brian Brooks, University of Calgary and ...

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Mature approach: New Tiger Demeritte's plate discipline belies his youth -…

08-22-2019

Mature approach: New Tiger Demeritte's plate discipline belies his youth  The Detroit NewsHouston — Hitters walk a fine line between being patient and passive at the plate. Patience equates to an understanding of the strike zone, to plate discipline ...

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Texas Mandate: Largest High Schools to Report All Concussions to Statewide…

08-21-2019

Texas Mandate: Largest High Schools to Report All Concussions to Statewide Registry  NewswiseStarting this fall, the biggest public high schools in Texas are required to report all sports concussions to a central database as part of one of the nation's largest ...

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6 health hacks for back-to-school success - Houston Chronicle

08-21-2019

6 health hacks for back-to-school success  Houston ChronicleTo have a great school year, kids need to stay healthy. The CDC has tips and resources for parents and schools to help kids, whether they're just starting ...

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Welcome to THE COMMONS -- News and Views for Windham County…

08-21-2019

Welcome to THE COMMONS -- News and Views for Windham County, Vermont  CommonsBy Randolph T. Holhut/The Commons. Practices have begun for the fall sports season at Vermont's public high schools. With the varsity football season just a ...

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After concussions ended her soccer career, a former star is helping…

08-20-2019

After concussions ended her soccer career, a former star is helping girls avoid a similar fate  The Washington PostGirls' soccer players are suffering brain injuries at nearly the same rate as football players. For one, the sport brought her six concussions and severe lasting ...

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Rec Leagues Catch up on Head Rules | News - Santa…

08-20-2019

Rec Leagues Catch up on Head Rules | News  Santa Fe ReporterNearly a decade has passed since the Legislature adopted New Mexico's first law governing how concussions should be prevented, diagnosed and treated for ...

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Children, tackle football and the possible dangers of brain diseases -…

08-19-2019

Children, tackle football and the possible dangers of brain diseases  Washington PostKids playing the sport can face the threat of concussions, cognitive troubles and behavioral problems.

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Head Check: Canadian Company Launches Concussion App - Parentology

08-16-2019

Head Check: Canadian Company Launches Concussion App  ParentologyHeadCheck works with parents, coaches, and medical staff to help diagnose and treat the millions of sports-related concussions kids suffer every year.

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Jeffco Public Schools hired a nurse to help students who suffer…

08-12-2019

Jeffco Public Schools hired a nurse to help students who suffer concussions succeed in the classroom  The Denver PostJeffco Public Schools has hired a full-time concussion/traumatic brain injury specialty nurse in response to the number of students in the district who were ...

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New Mexico Takes Steps to Build Awareness Around Concussions in Youth…

08-09-2019

New Mexico Takes Steps to Build Awareness Around Concussions in Youth Athletes  ParentologyConcussions and brain safety have become an issue of concern not only for professional athletes, but for kids participating in youth sports. “1.1 million to 1.9 ...

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Back-to-School Sports: Parents' Commonly Asked Questions - Ponte Vedra Recorder

08-08-2019

Back-to-School Sports: Parents' Commonly Asked Questions  Ponte Vedra RecorderSports medicine surgeon Jeremy Rush, MD, evens the playing field for your young athlete by answering the most common back-to-school questions he gets ...

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Playing it Safe in Youth Sports - Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

08-07-2019

Playing it Safe in Youth Sports  Mpls.St.Paul MagazineA 13-year-old girl playing league soccer tried to head the ball and collided with another player. The opponent's elbow struck her head, resulting in dizziness, ...

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Collaboration key to successful concussion treatment - Standard-Times

08-06-2019

Collaboration key to successful concussion treatment  Standard-TimesIt is estimated that 2 in 10 high school athletes will suffer a concussion this year.

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Health officials seek to widen concussion rules - Albuquerque Journal

08-04-2019

Health officials seek to widen concussion rules  Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE – State health officials are seeking to shore up and standardize safeguards against brain injuries in youth sports beyond schools in non-scholastic ...

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Bill Would Expand Health Care For Native Veterans, New Mexico Seeks…

08-03-2019

Bill Would Expand Health Care For Native Veterans, New Mexico Seeks Concussion Safeguards For Youth  KUNMBill Would Expand Health Care Options For Native Veterans - Associated Press A bill introduced in Congress would expand health care options for Native.

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Intermountain doctors issue warning about youth and concussion ahead of fall…

08-03-2019

Intermountain doctors issue warning about youth and concussion ahead of fall sports season  ABC 4MURRAY, Utah (ABC4 News) – With the school year just around the corner, fall sports are also coming up – and with them, the risk of concussions for young ...

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Concussion awareness ahead of football season - NBC 15 WPMI

08-02-2019

Concussion awareness ahead of football season  NBC 15 WPMIDAPHNE, ALA. (WPMI) - High school football season is just weeks away, that means a concussion is a real possibility for some athletes. Now there's one more ...

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New Mexico seeks concussion safeguards for more youth sports - Associated…

08-02-2019

New Mexico seeks concussion safeguards for more youth sports  Associated PressSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials are seeking to shore up and standardize safeguards against brain injuries in youth sports beyond schools in ...

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Rugby gaining popularity--especially among girls--as concussion concerns grow - 10News

08-02-2019

Rugby gaining popularity--especially among girls--as concussion concerns grow  10NewsIn 2014, the Sports and Fitness Industry Association reported rugby as the fastest growing team sport in the U.S., with participation growing by 350 percent in a ...

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'The big question will be whether there's a big difference between…

08-01-2019

'The big question will be whether there's a big difference between practice and game time'  ABC10.com KXTVROSEVILLE, Calif. — On Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law that will limit full-contact practices for youth football teams to 30 minutes per day for two ...

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New California youth football rules become law; what you need to…

08-01-2019

New California youth football rules become law; what you need to know  KCRA SacramentoA bill was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom that establishes new safety standards for youth football.

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Sports Leading Cause of Traumatic Brain Injury in Teens, Study Finds…

07-30-2019

Sports Leading Cause of Traumatic Brain Injury in Teens, Study Finds  Everyday HealthA new study published in the journal Brain Injury found sports and recreation to be the leading cause of nonfatal TBI in adolescents ages 5 to 19.

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Nation's first statewide safety rating system for youth sports started in…

07-30-2019

Nation's first statewide safety rating system for youth sports started in Tennessee  WZTVAs students head back to class, young athletes are also gearing up for another intense sports season. Unfortunately, that also comes with an increased risk for ...

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Research Tackles Head Injuries In Youth Football - UMass Lowell

07-09-2019

Research Tackles Head Injuries In Youth Football  UMass LowellLOWELL, Mass. – An athletic training method shown to reduce head injuries in high school football will be rolled out in Hawaii next week through an $800,000 ...

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Has soccer become more dangerous? - CU Anschutz Today

07-03-2019

Has soccer become more dangerous?  CU Anschutz TodayScoring a decisive 2-1 win over England in a dramatic Women's World Cup semifinal match – and netting both of their goals via skillful “header” shots, no.

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Healthy Living: Youth soccer pilot program teaches kids how to ‘be…

07-03-2019

Healthy Living: Youth soccer pilot program teaches kids how to ‘be in the air’ to reduce risk of concussions  Q13 News SeattleThe Women's World Cup has grabbed attention across the globe and sparked interest from kids across the country to take up soccer. With a...

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'Something that's forever': Concussions are a major concern in youth soccer…

07-03-2019

'Something that's forever': Concussions are a major concern in youth soccer – here's what is being done to combat them  Dallas NewsEditor's note: We are bringing back our best stories from the 2018-19 school year. This article was originally published April 16, 2019.

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Helmet Maker Unveils Latest Safe Headgear for Youth Football - Insurance…

07-02-2019

Helmet Maker Unveils Latest Safe Headgear for Youth Football  Insurance JournalThe company that produces the top-rated helmet for NFL players and introduced a youth version of the headgear is rolling out a version for flag football.

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For real equity in women’s soccer, let’s talk about concussion injury…

06-28-2019

For real equity in women’s soccer, let’s talk about concussion injury  USA TODAYFemale soccer players suffer more, worse concussions than their male counterparts. So why aren't we talking about it more?

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Local youth league leads the way in testing for concussions -…

06-21-2019

Local youth league leads the way in testing for concussions  The Citizen.comA concussion testing measure adopted by the Fayette County Community Youth Football (FCCYBF) organization for its young football players and cheerleaders ...

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Coach Bumpus: ‘There’s definitely a trend going on’ as youth sports…

06-18-2019

Coach Bumpus: ‘There’s definitely a trend going on’ as youth sports decline  MyNorthwest.comObservations about a decline in youth sports are anecdotal, but noticeable. High School Football Coach Michael Bumpus says "There's definitely a trend going ...

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Seeing Stars: Combating Concussions in Youth Soccer - Spectrum News

06-17-2019

Seeing Stars: Combating Concussions in Youth Soccer  Spectrum NewsStudies show girls are at the highest risk for head injuries.

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Research helps kids get their lives back after a concussion -…

06-03-2019

Research helps kids get their lives back after a concussion  Medical XpressSometimes it's a teen who got injured playing sports. Other times it's a student who banged his head in a seemingly innocuous fall or maybe was in a car crash.

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Woman's Doctor: Girls more likely to get concussions - WBAL TV…

06-03-2019

Woman's Doctor: Girls more likely to get concussions  WBAL TV BaltimoreDr. Jessalyn Adam said new statistics show girls are more likely to get concussions while playing sports than boys.

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Healthy Living: Concussions, the invisible injury - Colorado Springs Gazette

05-22-2019

Healthy Living: Concussions, the invisible injury  Colorado Springs GazetteThe soccer game was tied 1-1, with five minutes left in the period. The opposing team had earned a corner kick and kicked the ball high, setting up the ...

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Study points to higher rate of concussions in youth boys lacrosse…

05-14-2019

Study points to higher rate of concussions in youth boys lacrosse than in high school or college  Baltimore SunMale youths who play lacrosse suffer more injuries and concussions than their counterparts in high school and college, a recently published national study ...

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10 years ago: Lystedt concussion law made U.S. sports safer -…

05-14-2019

10 years ago: Lystedt concussion law made U.S. sports safer  UW Medicine NewsroomToday marks the 10th anniversary of the Zackery Lystedt Law, the first comprehensive mandate in the United States aimed to reduce concussion risk and protect ...

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Healthy Living: 10 years since Washington State passed first return-to-play law…

05-13-2019

Healthy Living: 10 years since Washington State passed first return-to-play law for youth sports  Q13 News SeattleIt's been 10 years since Washington State passed the Zack Lystedt Law, the nation's first return-to-play law to address and safely manage concussions in youth ...

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Water polo, a rough but increasingly popular sport in Illinois, searches…

05-12-2019

Water polo, a rough but increasingly popular sport in Illinois, searches for concussion solutions  Chicago TribuneResearch shows concussions are common in water polo, an increasingly popular high school sport in Illinois. Coaches and players are searching for solutions.

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Doctor shared his expertise on concussions during NorthBay Healthcare symposium -…

05-07-2019

Doctor shared his expertise on concussions during NorthBay Healthcare symposium  Vallejo Times HeraldAs a standout collegiate goalkeeper, Pete Zopfi spent his time making saves on the soccer pitch. Today, J. Peter Zopfi, D.O., makes very different saves — in the ...

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Serious Brain Injury: How Coaches and Game Announcers Can Impact Athletes…

05-07-2019

Serious Brain Injury: How Coaches and Game Announcers Can Impact Athletes' Health  WAERAn estimated 3.8 million concussions occur in the U-S each year, and around half of those go unreported. For viewers of sports, the injury can be.

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High Impact - Pinnacle

05-02-2019

High Impact  PinnacleImagine if the sport your child loves to play could cause a lifetime of irreversible mental issues. For some that might sound like an irrational fear, but for others it's ...

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Youth sports in the U.S. are time-consuming, expensive and stressful. Here's…

05-01-2019

Youth sports in the U.S. are time-consuming, expensive and stressful. Here's why Norway may have the answer  Deseret NewsIn Norway, 93 percent of children grow up playing organized sports because the costs are low, and "joy of sport for all,” rather than competition, is the...

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The ‘brain is something that’s forever’: Concussions are major concern in…

04-20-2019

The ‘brain is something that’s forever’: Concussions are major concern in youth soccer  Fairfield Daily RepublicBy Callie Caplan, The Dallas Morning News. DALLAS — First came the knockout, the hit to the head from either an elbow or another person's head — really, ...

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The Slow Drip of Football's Youth Participation Decline Continues Apace -…

04-19-2019

The Slow Drip of Football's Youth Participation Decline Continues Apace  ForbesA few state legislators, despite a lack of success anywhere so far, are still pushing to institute bans on children younger than 12 playing tackle football, ...

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Apps Can't Diagnose a Concussion: What Parents Need to Know -…

04-12-2019

Apps Can't Diagnose a Concussion: What Parents Need to Know  HealthlineThe Food and Drug Administration is urging people to steer clear of apps that claim to evaluate, diagnose or treat head injuries including concussions.

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Avoid rushing to specialize your kids in a sport too early…

04-11-2019

Avoid rushing to specialize your kids in a sport too early  Charleston Post CourierMatt Hansen's daughter competes as a high-level gymnast, having fallen in love with the sport after she first learned how to tumble. She skips birthday parties ...

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Impact of concussions reduced in children with more years of sport…

04-04-2019

Impact of concussions reduced in children with more years of sport experience  Science DailyResearch found that children who have played in a performance sport for at least seven years, and have a history of concussion, recover better from ...

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Kids should not be allowed to play tackle football - Vox.com

04-03-2019

Kids should not be allowed to play tackle football  Vox.comPart of Hindsight 2070: We asked 15 experts, “What do we do now that will be considered unthinkable in 50 years?” Here's what they told us.

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Most parents would support age restrictions for tackle football - Reuters

04-01-2019

Most parents would support age restrictions for tackle football  Reuters(Reuters Health) - Even though there are no age restrictions on tackling in youth football in the U.S., a new survey suggests most parents would support rules ...

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Head Injuries in Soccer - U.S. News & World Report

04-01-2019

Head Injuries in Soccer  U.S. News & World ReportConcussions are an issue at every play level and in every age group.

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These Sports Are Most Likely To Send Kids To The ER…

03-14-2019

These Sports Are Most Likely To Send Kids To The ER With Brain Injuries  CBS BostonCNN) — Almost 2 million children and teens — an average of 283,000 each year — were seen in emergency rooms across the United States for traumatic brain ...

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Scientists teach machines to predict recovery time from sports-related concussions -…

03-07-2019

Scientists teach machines to predict recovery time from sports-related concussions  Science DailyDeciding when an athlete can return to the game after a head injury makes managing the treatment of sports-related concussions very complicated. Scientists ...

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