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Governor Jerry Brown signed a new bill Monday that places specific practice restrictions for middle and high school football players beginning January 1, 2015. Assembly Bill 2127 was introduced by Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D) of Rancho Cordova. It
Eminently qualified, he served as Vice-Chair for the California State Athletic Commission, traveled to Afghanistan in 2011 as a civilian advisor to the Department of Defense and Co-Chaired the American Academy of Neurology's committee, which
A boys Catholic high school in Los Angeles will require all students to undergo baseline testing for concussions whether they are athletes or not. Loyola High's 1,270 students will undergo the 45-minute exam assessing balance and brain functions.
ET Sometimes called the fastest game on two feet, lacrosse is also one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S. Between 2008 and 2012, kids' participation in lacrosse climbed 158 percent to a little more than three-quarters of a million, according
New Jersey lawyer Craig Mitnick represents about 1,400 players in the NFL concussion lawsuit, from ex-quarterbacks Mark Rypien and Jeff Hostetler to practice squad unknowns. Some of his clients suffer from Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease...Under a
Researchers in the UK looked at patients with either mild or moderate brain injury and compared them to people with no history of brain trauma. Scans taken six days after an injury showed damage in the white brain matter, which can disrupt the brain'
A guarded Prendergast refused to comment on specific cases, but it is believed Tuesday's meeting saw several instances raised including that of Geelong's Allen Christensen in early June. Christensen, who has a history of concussion, was allowed back
Story That's right, in soccer, as in many professional sports, winning trumps common sense and, for that matter, basic humanity. Early in last Sunday's World Cup final, Kramer, 23, had sustained an apparent concussion when his head slammed into an
According to Dr Hayden Thomas, chiropractor and spokesperson for the New Zealand Chiropractors' Association, concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury, occurs from a blow to the head or violent shaking, with approximately 24,000 cases
Chatter echoed throughout Ben Utecht's home just miles south of the Twin Cities on a recent Monday morning as his daughters got dressed and ready for the day. "I want the pink polka dot glasses," Elleora, the oldest at 5 years old, called out while