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Running interference on youth football injuries - Winter Guide - Guides…

02-21-2019

Running interference on youth football injuries - Winter Guide - Guides - February 21, 2019  Reno News & ReviewBy Kris Vagner. Youth football has fewer players and more safety measures. Published on February 21, 2019 as Winter Guide in the Guides section of the Reno...

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Ontario government’s repeal of sex-ed material also removed explicit mention of…

02-21-2019

Ontario government’s repeal of sex-ed material also removed explicit mention of concussions  The Globe and MailThe repeal of a controversial sex-ed curriculum by the Progressive Conservative government in Ontario last summer took with it any explicit mention of ...

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Schmid sponsors bill to ban tackle football for kids seventh grade…

02-20-2019

Schmid sponsors bill to ban tackle football for kids seventh grade and younger  Fall River Herald NewsFALL RIVER — Tackle football may be a thing of the past for Massachusetts' preteen children if a bill recently filed in the state Legislature gets signed into law.

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Former CFL’er Angus Reid says parents shouldn’t fear safety concerns in…

02-20-2019

Former CFL’er Angus Reid says parents shouldn’t fear safety concerns in youth football  Global NewsA former CFL offensive lineman is making the case that parents should not be leery of enrolling their children in youth football.

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ACLU raises body-shaming concerns over 'Big Boobie,' 'Big Booty' cheer awards…

02-20-2019

ACLU raises body-shaming concerns over 'Big Boobie,' 'Big Booty' cheer awards at Wisconsin HS  Yahoo SportsA high school in Wisconsin allegedly gave out body-shaming awards at the public cheer banquet for at least the past two years.

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How Don Sweeney should address the Bruins needs at the NHL…

02-19-2019

How Don Sweeney should address the Bruins needs at the NHL Trade Deadline  Boston.comDon Sweeney has fared pretty well for himself through his first four years as the Bruins' general manager. The former Boston defenseman committed to a youth ...

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The Case for Lacrosse to Replace American Football - Off Tackle…

02-18-2019

The Case for Lacrosse to Replace American Football  Off Tackle EmpireTo supplant American Football. Yes, you read that right.

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WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 Results: Kofi Kingston's Week Of False Hope…

02-18-2019

WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 Results: Kofi Kingston's Week Of False Hope Ends In Crushing Defeat  ForbesComing out of an incredible performance on SmackDown Live where Kofi Kingston lasted for over an hour in the show-closing Gauntlet Match—defeating WWE ...

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Teen's destiny altered by sports concussion - Berkshire Eagle

02-16-2019

Teen's destiny altered by sports concussion  Berkshire EagleGREAT BARRINGTON — Claire Sheridan is sitting across from her mother in a coffee shop, talking about the moment a soccer ball changed her destiny. "It used ...

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Greg Peters column: A King Kong-sized problem - River Falls Journal

02-15-2019

Greg Peters column: A King Kong-sized problem  River Falls JournalI met Clint Alligood in kindergarten at Ocean City Elementary in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. We sat by each other at lunch every day because we both had identical ...

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As gaming culture spreads, youth sports become even more vital -…

02-12-2019

As gaming culture spreads, youth sports become even more vital  San Antonio Express-NewsThe program, which already serves 1200 children in 48 elementary campuses across the San Antonio and Harlandale school districts, is focused on delivering a ...

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Unfair play: Insurance costs are making football, other sports, prohibitively expensive…

02-07-2019

Unfair play: Insurance costs are making football, other sports, prohibitively expensive  Tallahassee.comA disturbing trend of insurance costs making football prohibitively expensive continues to grow, following the path of other organized youth sports.

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Hawaii goes all-in on healing concussions: Athletic trainers placed in every…

02-07-2019

Hawaii goes all-in on healing concussions: Athletic trainers placed in every high school  InvestigateWestHawaii is the only U.S. state to ensure that at least two athletic trainers work at every public high school. High schools that have athletic trainers are much more ...

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Editorial: UB research duo makes leap forward in treating concussions -…

02-06-2019

Editorial: UB research duo makes leap forward in treating concussions  Buffalo NewsConcussions have become a scourge of youth sports. According to a 2017 report in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, roughly 300000 high school ...

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Football and Concussions: What to Know About Research, Helmets, Symptoms -…

01-31-2019

Football and Concussions: What to Know About Research, Helmets, Symptoms  NBC Southern CaliforniaHigh school football participation numbers are down across the state of California. The problem is so bad, some schools are forced to eliminate teams all ...

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Curbing Concussions: Brain Injury Moves To The Forefront Of Sports Medicine…

01-31-2019

Curbing Concussions: Brain Injury Moves To The Forefront Of Sports Medicine  amppob.comWhen talking about sports medicine, broken bones, sprained joints and ligament damage — the realm of orthopedists — have dominated the conversation, but a ...

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Seattle Children’s studies concussion risk in youth sports - KING5.com

01-31-2019

Seattle Children’s studies concussion risk in youth sports  KING5.comThe fears of parents about concussions has led to a nationwide decrease of kids participating in contact sports like youth football. Seattle Children's has ...

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Wealthy Parents Are Shying Away From Football, But Not From Low-Concussion…

01-27-2019

Wealthy Parents Are Shying Away From Football, But Not From Low-Concussion Sports  ForbesAn HBO Real Sports report finds football appealing less to parents of means -- but they're signing up their kids for concussion-risky sports like soccer, lacrosse ...

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Few sports are doing enough to protect athletes from brain damage…

01-24-2019

Few sports are doing enough to protect athletes from brain damage  The EconomistFANS OF LARGE men colliding with one another are in luck. Next weekend the Six Nations, a rugby contest for the best teams in Europe, gets going in Paris.

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New concussion research in young football players - KOMO News

01-22-2019

New concussion research in young football players  KOMO NewsNew research from Seattle Children's Research Institute and UW Medicine's Sports Health and Safety Institute found concussion rates among football players ...

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Readers Write: Sports gambling in Minnesota, census ruling, Jordan-Roosevelt dispute, state…

01-22-2019

Readers Write: Sports gambling in Minnesota, census ruling, Jordan-Roosevelt dispute, state information technology, youth sports and concussions  Star TribuneRegarding the introduction of legalized sports betting to the Legislature and Minnesota tribal leaders' desire to impede nonreservation legalization of gambling, ...

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For the NFL and all of football, a new threat: an…

01-17-2019

For the NFL and all of football, a new threat: an evaporating insurance market  ABC NewsFrom the NFL to rec leagues, football is facing a stark, new threat: an evaporating insurance market that is fundamentally altering the economics of the sport, ...

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Safety collar maker eyes youth sports | Local News - Mankato…

01-10-2019

Safety collar maker eyes youth sports | Local News  Mankato Free PressAt first, Mike Claflin's teenage son didn't appear worse for wear after the hit that jerked his heat back, tearing his football helmet off. But by the middle of the.

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As college football prepares to crown latest champion, concussion lawsuits cloud…

01-05-2019

As college football prepares to crown latest champion, concussion lawsuits cloud the sport's future  Chicago TribuneChicagoan Marc Mazzeri, a former University of Iowa football receiver, is among more than 100 ex-players suing the NCAA for brain problems they say they got ...

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FORECAST: Athletic trainers keep athletes on the field - West Orange…

01-05-2019

FORECAST: Athletic trainers keep athletes on the field  West Orange Times & Windermere ObserverAs significant injuries rise in all levels of sports, athletic trainers around the area look to keep local high-school athletes safe.

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Head injuries pose health risks for young athletes - The Telegraph

12-31-2018

Head injuries pose health risks for young athletes  The TelegraphOver a million 4 million youth, high school and college athletes play football each year. But research on the health risks of football-related brain injuries leaves ...

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Pediatric research: Jurys still out on long-term effects of head impacts…

12-30-2018

Pediatric research: Jurys still out on long-term effects of head impacts on young athletes  The Columbus DispatchMom, can I play football when I get bigger — or hockey?” That's the question my son asked on the way home from school in early fall. And it's...

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Concussion risk in youth football players higher than previously reported, study…

12-28-2018

Concussion risk in youth football players higher than previously reported, study finds  KOMO NewsSEATTLE--More young football players are injuring their developing brains than first thought. Seattle Children's researchers looked at kids before they reach ...

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There May Be a Surprising Link Between Depression and Concussions in…

12-13-2018

There May Be a Surprising Link Between Depression and Concussions in Kids Who Play Football  TIMEDepression is a symptom of concussions, but a new study suggests that for youth football players, it may also increase risk of concussions.

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Youth football concussion rate is 5%, study finds - UW Medicine…

12-13-2018

Youth football concussion rate is 5%, study finds  UW Medicine NewsroomNew research from UW Medicine's Sports Health and Safety Institute and Seattle Children's Research Institute found concussion rates among football players ...

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Cause of Death: Sports - Vision Insights and New Horizons

12-12-2018

Cause of Death: Sports  Vision Insights and New HorizonsThat sports, conventionally seen as promoting health, should be deemed a cause of death raises serious ethical questions. In the face of mounting evidence that ...

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Repetitive blows to head can cause brain changes in youth football…

12-10-2018

Repetitive blows to head can cause brain changes in youth football players, Wake Forest study finds  Winston-Salem JournalThe latest Wake Forest School of Medicine study on youth football and brain impact has determined that repetitive blows to the head can result in changes even ...

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Report: Days in a dark room no longer recommended treatment for…

12-03-2018

Report: Days in a dark room no longer recommended treatment for youth sports-related concussions  WRAL.comDays or weeks in a dark room away from friends, screens and video games no longer is the recommended treatment for sports-related concussions in children ...

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Partnership unveils program to identify, head off youth sports injuries -…

12-01-2018

Partnership unveils program to identify, head off youth sports injuries  AZCentral.comThe test was developed in a partnership between Mayo, U.S. Youth Soccer, InjureFree and the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

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HealthWatch: More Red Flags For Youth Football - CBS New York

11-27-2018

HealthWatch: More Red Flags For Youth Football  CBS New YorkNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is more troubling information about the effect of tackle football on young brains. A new study finds young football players ...

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Preventing sports concussions in women's soccer - WJLA

11-26-2018

Preventing sports concussions in women's soccer  WJLAWASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) – Football season has arrived and with it, renewed interest in the concussion debate surrounding that sport. There is ...

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Georgia Student Invents Cap That Could Save Kids From Football Concussions…

11-24-2018

Georgia Student Invents Cap That Could Save Kids From Football Concussions  InverseEighth grader Kennedy Rogers isn't a football fan, but she still spent months developing a device that she hopes will make the game safe for athletes. This fall ...

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NFL Hands Off $35 Million to Concussion Researchers - Insurance Journal

11-21-2018

NFL Hands Off $35 Million to Concussion Researchers  Insurance JournalThe National Football League is awarding more than $35 million in funding to five organizations conducting research into diagnosis and treatment of brain.

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Pamplin Media Group - The Concussion Gap - Pamplin Media Group

11-15-2018

Pamplin Media Group - The Concussion Gap  Pamplin Media GroupThe Concussion Gap, Local News, Portland local News, Breaking News alerts for Portland city.

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Concussion rates in hockey rise as the sport gains popularity in…

11-13-2018

Concussion rates in hockey rise as the sport gains popularity in Arizona  KTAR.comIn recent years, ice hockey's popularity has grown in Arizona with youth participation jumping by 88 percent -- to 4500 players statewide, including 800 girls.

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What the CDC's New Concussion Guidelines Mean for Kids - U.S…

11-02-2018

What the CDC's New Concussion Guidelines Mean for Kids  U.S. News & World ReportThe agency recently released the first-ever diagnostic/treatment guidelines for pediatric mTBI.

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Amid Concern Over Concussions, High Schools Struggle to Fill Football Rosters…

10-29-2018

Amid Concern Over Concussions, High Schools Struggle to Fill Football Rosters  The New York TimesNew Jersey has long been one of the top high school football states, sending stars to top college programs and the N.F.L. Now participation is dropping ...

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Football parents face tough decisions after concussions: ‘I’m nervous every play’…

10-29-2018

Football parents face tough decisions after concussions: ‘I’m nervous every play’  The Washington PostThis high school quarterback had symptoms for months after a hit to the head last year. But his love of the game led to his parents allowing him back on the field.

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Merril Hoge's 'Brainwashed' Is For Football Diehards, Not for Advancing Science…

10-28-2018

Merril Hoge's 'Brainwashed' Is For Football Diehards, Not for Advancing Science on CTE  ForbesA noted concussion casualty is now trying to lead the charge to cast doubt on the current discussion on football and concussions.

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What’s Wrong With Youth Sports Today? - Fatherly

10-26-2018

What’s Wrong With Youth Sports Today?  FatherlyCoaches brawling on the 50-yard line. Parents fighting in the stands. Young athletes pushed to the point of burnout, or worse, injury before they're even in high ...

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Douglas eighth-grader's sports concussions project in national science competition - MDJOnline.com

10-24-2018

Douglas eighth-grader's sports concussions project in national science competition  MDJOnline.comA Douglas County student known for figuring out how to make things work is using her natural curiosity to address a growing concern in youth sports.

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Research shows importance of coach-athlete relationship in concussion reporting - UNCG…

10-24-2018

Research shows importance of coach-athlete relationship in concussion reporting  UNCG NowThanks to a $400000 grant, UNCG's Dr. Jeff Milroy and Dr. David Wyrick are investigating sport-related concussion reporting.

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Merril Hoge, co-author of new book are way off target in…

10-24-2018

Merril Hoge, co-author of new book are way off target in discussing football, CTE  USA TODAYThe national conversation about sports, head trauma, concussions and CTE took a curious turn this week. An op-ed written by the co-authors of a new book with ...

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Youth Sports Leagues Admit to Dodging Concussion Safety Laws - NBC…

10-21-2018

Youth Sports Leagues Admit to Dodging Concussion Safety Laws  NBC Bay AreaThe Investigative Unit surveyed hundreds of youth sports leagues across the Bay Area to find out if teams are adhering to California's concussion safety laws.

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Closing the gaps in concussion law - InvestigateWest

10-19-2018

Closing the gaps in concussion law  InvestigateWestMorgan Brunner, 13, received a concussion when hit by a stray ball during warm-up for a game of futsal. Thanks to Jenna's Law, parents and coaches had ...

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Tackling concussion - Stanford University News

10-19-2018

Tackling concussion  Stanford University NewsDoctors, brain scientists and coaches alike used to think a concussion was no big deal – you get knocked out for a second, then you get it back together and ...

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Pop Warner football is offering 'crash course' on concussion conundrum -…

10-18-2018

Pop Warner football is offering 'crash course' on concussion conundrum  USA TODAYPop Warner will offer a concussion education initiative to its 325000 participants nationwide — roughly 225000 football players and 100000 more in cheer and ...

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'I don't want to end up brain dead': How concussions affect…

10-11-2018

'I don't want to end up brain dead': How concussions affect football in Delmarva  Delmarva Daily TimesThough coaches, trainers and players continue to take precautions, concussions and head injuries still have a lasting impact on football in Maryland.

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What every parent needs to know about concussions - Cherry Hill…

10-03-2018

What every parent needs to know about concussions  Cherry Hill Courier PostKnowing the risks and symptoms of concussions and seeking prompt and appropriate treatment are crucial, whether or not your kid plays sports.

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How schools, sports groups are changing the rules to keep young…

10-01-2018

How schools, sports groups are changing the rules to keep young athletes safe  Press & Sun-BulletinOrganizations are adapting to meet growing concerns over sports safety.

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Tackling the concussion issue in youth sports | Local | dnews.com…

09-29-2018

Tackling the concussion issue in youth sports | Local | dnews.com  Moscow-Pullman Daily NewsDespite new medical information surfacing about the dangers of football - especially negative effects on the brain - Palouse coaches say participation in perhaps ...

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Efforts to ban youth tackle football in five states draw comparisons…

09-27-2018

Efforts to ban youth tackle football in five states draw comparisons to nanny state, grass-roots politics  ESPNThe debate over youth tackle football has become an extension of the country's polarized politics, replete with references to the nanny state and charges of ...

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Key piece of gear can help prevent concussions in girls soccer…

09-26-2018

Key piece of gear can help prevent concussions in girls soccer  KTULCHARLESTON, W. Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — Another football season has arrived, and with it, renewed interest in the concussion debate that has caused a ripple ...

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What Maine is doing to prevent and treat head injuries in…

09-24-2018

What Maine is doing to prevent and treat head injuries in youth athletes  Bangor Daily NewsToday I'd rather talk to a hundred kids that don't need my help just to be sure I didn't miss that one kid who needed help and didn't get the...

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Parents and health care providers welcome CDC guidelines on concussions -…

09-21-2018

Parents and health care providers welcome CDC guidelines on concussions  NJTV NewsThe Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey and other public health groups and health care providers convened to discuss the recently published guidelines by the ...

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