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New Ohio Bill Removes Students Immediately From Play When Concussion Symptoms Detected

Beginning with the 2013 spring sports season, young athletes in Ohio will have to immediately be removed from a game or practice when they show symptoms of a concussion. As reported by The Columbus Dispatch, the state senate unanimously approved the concussion legislation, House Bill 143, which requires that steps be taken to educate parents, youth coaches and officials about symptoms, and that a young athlete who shows such symptoms be immediately pulled from a game. A youth could not return to competition unless cleared by a physician. read more

Arizona First in the U.S. to Mandate Concussion Education for Male & Female Athletes

In August 2011, Arizona became the first state in the U.S. to mandate that all male and female athletes undergo concussion education and pass a formal test before playing sports. A breakthrough in concussion prevention, this initiative was formed through the collaboration of the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA), and the Arizona Cardinals, and should impact more than 100,000 Arizona student athletes each year. read more

New Mexico Researchers Find Concussions May Affect Kids for Months

In December 2012, researchers at the University of New Mexico reported that the effects of concussions may linger for months in children. The team studied 30 children between the ages of 10 and 17, performing brain scans and administering cognitive tests. Half of the children had recently suffered concussions in which they’d lost consciousness and shown an altered mental state. read more

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Holy Innocents’ Episcopalian School in Atlanta, Georgia Won $5,000 Worth of Sports Equipment in the Brock Safety MVP National Contest!
When the game clock hits zero and the final buzzer sounds, all that’s left are the stats. But win or lose, each team names one most valuable player for the game. What if safety was named the MVP in every game? What if safety was as important to each player as winning?

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