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Concussion News - Youth Sports

National study: Girls soccer players suffer more concussions than any other…

03-27-2017


Southside Daily
National study: Girls soccer players suffer more concussions than any other teen athletes
Southside Daily
Another main finding in Hsu's study was that the overall rate of concussions in all sports increased after the introduction of youth sports' traumatic brain injury laws throughout the U.S...

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CDC: Providers Can Help Address Elderly Falls - MedPage Today

03-23-2017


CDC: Providers Can Help Address Elderly Falls
MedPage Today
WASHINGTON -- Providers should make use of a program on preventing falls in older adults, said a CDC official who also touted a new Heads Up sports concussion awareness initiative. ... "It's all about changing the culture"...

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Experts stress early recognition, brain rest at forum to raise concussion…

03-22-2017


Lincoln Journal Star
Experts stress early recognition, brain rest at forum to raise concussion awareness
Lincoln Journal Star
The forum hosted by experts from Nebraska Medicine, Children's Hospital and Medical Center and the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska comes as prevention advocates aim to increase education among...

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Bill would expand concussion rules in youth sports - Great Falls…

03-17-2017


Great Falls Tribune
Bill would expand concussion rules in youth sports
Great Falls Tribune
HELENA — A bill working its way through the Legislature would require nonpublic schools and youth organizations to have those involved in athletic programs know about the risk of brain injuries, including the...

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New Calif. Law Will Change Youth Sports Concussion Cases - Law360…

03-10-2017


New Calif. Law Will Change Youth Sports Concussion Cases
Law360 (subscription)
Effective Jan. 1, 2017, California enacted a youth sports concussion law codified in the state's Health and Safety Code. The new law significantly expands the scope of the pre-existing “return to play” law in effect...

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Pop Warner and Duval County (Fla.) leader win Youth Sports Safety…

03-07-2017


USA TODAY High School Sports
Pop Warner and Duval County (Fla.) leader win Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Awards
USA TODAY High School Sports
He cited the first national youth sports concussion policy that prevents an athlete removed from play to return before be evaluated by a medical...

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Concussion rates are rising among US youth - Times Herald-Record

03-07-2017


Times Herald-Record
Concussion rates are rising among US youth
Times Herald-Record
With more children participating in youth sports, concussion rates are rising sharply among U.S. kids and teens. According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 250,000 children, the largest group being 10-19 year olds, end up...

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Ex-Bill Steve Tasker on safety in youth sports - WGRZ.com

03-01-2017


WGRZ.com
Ex-Bill Steve Tasker on safety in youth sports
WGRZ.com
His first concussion happened when he was 8 at a basketball camp, but it had nothing to do with the sport. He was on the sidelines, fell and hit his head. Steve Tasker would sustain other concussions...

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Bill draws concern for potentially allowing parents to put child back…

02-28-2017


Winston-Salem Journal
Bill draws concern for potentially allowing parents to put child back into sports after a concussion
Winston-Salem Journal
Hudnall believes parents and guardians are not qualified for determining on their own when their child can return to play following a serious concussion. Hudnall said one...

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NC reverses course on concussion protocol - USA TODAY

02-28-2017


USA TODAY
NC reverses course on concussion protocol
USA TODAY
A provision allowing North Carolina parents to decide when it's safe for their children to return to play after a concussion or other catastrophic injury will be removed from a proposed bill, one of its sponsors said...

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